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October 15, 2007

ULM art alumni, students and faculty exhibit; collect several honors

It has been a productive summer for the ULM Division of Art faculty, students and alumni.

Brooke Foy, ULM graduate (’06), and current graduate candidate at the University of Memphis, has enjoyed success in an exhibition of public art in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was accepted into the 25th Annual Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Outdoor Sculpture Competition June – August 2007, sponsored by The BWAC; the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.

Foy exhibited her work entitled, “Flying High,” a steel mesh and metal rod construction with “kite like” imagery and painted a bright fire red. The title and work fit with the Brooklyn theme for this year’s exhibition, “Still Flying.” She originally created the work for the ULM Student Sculpture Garden, which is funded in part by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, Sols Pipe and Steel, and Monroe Welding.

Foy and Philip Peyton, another ULM graduate (’06), had sculptures accepted into the September competition at the Alexandria Museum of Art. Peyton won an honorable mention.

Joni Dollar, a senior ULM art student from Monroe, received a scholarship to attend the New York Studio School’s Summer Marathon workshop. Dollar spent two weeks in June, under Director Graham Nixon’s guidance, drawing from the live model. This intensive workshop, requiring students to draw for up to 12 hours per day, garnered many excellent works on paper.

Dollar and other current ULM students, Will Robinson (a senior from Monroe), Karen Robinson (a senior from Alexandria), Stephanie Jordan (a senior from Monroe), and Travis Reuther (a senior from Haughton), also have new works installed in the ULM Student Sculpture Garden.

Cliff Tresner, associate professor of art at ULM, was nominated and accepted in the 11th edition of Who’s Who in American Educators.

Tresner and Jason Clark, ULM assistant professor of art, have an upcoming exhibition at Centenary College in Shreveport Oct. 14 – Dec. 15.

Masur Museum has made a decision to display a permanent work by Tresner entitled, “See What I’m Saying,” as part of their permanent collection. It will be placed in front of the museum on the lawn.

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