On the first day of his high school technical theater class, Professor Matt Smith’s teacher pointed up. 17-year-old Smith craned his head back to the theater’s high ceiling and observed what would be life-changing light fixtures. His teacher informed the class that, simply put, people have careers in designing the movement and placement of lights.
This summer, SDCT tackled record-breaking temperatures and swept industry-leading awards. Jiabao Li (Assistant Professor of Design) won Outstanding Instructor at the Biodesign Challenge Summit (BDC) 2023. Her student Brad Hakes (M.F.A. in Design) secured Runner-Up for the competition with his project “Orbweaver.”
Luminaria, the San Antonio-based nonprofit dedicated to producing an annual event and promoting the arts, has announced AET Assistant Professor of Practice Yuliya Lanina as one of more than 40 artists who will be featured in its 15th contemporary arts festival.
What was initially inspired by a poem grew into an in-depth and unique exhibition titled Perception Omnifold by international artist and professor Jiabao Li. Li explores the augmentation, alterations, and curations of worldview through interpretations of interspecies co-creation, technology, and biology.
There's plenty to do around town as August nears a close. Explore artist and AET professor Yuliya Lanina's exhibition, "Mother/Land," about her complex relationship with the war in Ukraine at the Central Library. Artist reception from 6-8pm Thursday.
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AET Assistant Professor Yuliya Lanina’s exhibition, Mother/Land, delves into the artist’s complex and personal relationship with the war in Ukraine. Through animation, sculpture, and installation, Lanina continues her introspective exploration of the emotional and physical impact of war and trauma.
Indiana State University Art Galleries have announced "Perception Omnifold," an exhibition by Design Professor Jiabao Li. The exhibition runs Aug. 21 through Sept. 22 in the Yang Family University Art Gallery.