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Gallery view of artwork by Davin Ebanks in the Pittsburgh Glass Center
Gallery view of artwork by Davin Ebanks in the Pittsburgh Glass Center
Gallery view of artwork by Davin Ebanks in the Pittsburgh Glass Center
Friday, April 1, 2022 - 12:07pm
Davin Ebanks, assistant professor of glass and M.F.A. alumnus, has been selected for the group exhibition "Full Spectrum: Visionaries Elevating Art, Craft, and Design" on view at the Pittsburgh Glass Center t...
Three paintings by Nick Lee
Three paintings by Nick Lee
Three paintings by Nick Lee
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 3:29pm
Recent B.F.A. alumnus Nick Lee, ‘21 has been selected for Summit Artspace’s inaugural funded solo exhibition for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists. Lee’s exhibition, "When We Share Our Wounds," will be on view from Ap...
Artwork by Katie Burkett and Gabriel Poucher. A wooden rocking chair on the left with an enlarged strand of glass beads placed in a squiggle around it. A sculpture made of porcelain pieces in teal and yellow.
Artwork by Katie Burkett and Gabriel Poucher. A wooden rocking chair on the left with an enlarged strand of glass beads placed in a squiggle around it. A sculpture made of porcelain pieces in teal and yellow.
Artwork by Katie Burkett and Gabriel Poucher. A wooden rocking chair on the left with an enlarged strand of glass beads placed in a squiggle around it. A sculpture made of porcelain pieces in teal and yellow.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 10:35am
Davin Ebanks, professor and head of glass, and Peter Christian Johnson, professor and head of ceramics and interim director for the School of Art, curated a regional group exhibition called “Kindred Objects: Ceramics & Glass Art from the Western Reserve.” The exhibition featu...
Jennifer Ling Datchuk working in her garage ceramics studio in San Antonio. Photo by Clint Datchuk.
Jennifer Ling Datchuk working in her garage ceramics studio in San Antonio. Photo by Clint Datchuk.
Jennifer Ling Datchuk working in her garage ceramics studio in San Antonio. Photo by Clint Datchuk.
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 5:21pm
Jennifer Ling Datchuk, ’04 has been named Ceramics Artist of the Year, announced in the "Ceramic Arts 2022 Yearbook."...
Davin Ebanks being presented the top award for the 2nd Cayman Biennial, His work of casted glass baskets are pictured on the left.
Davin Ebanks being presented the top award for the 2nd Cayman Biennial, His work of casted glass baskets are pictured on the left.
Davin Ebanks being presented the top award for the 2nd Cayman Biennial, His work of casted glass baskets are pictured on the left.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 11:18am
Davin Ebanks, M.F.A. '10 and assistant professor of glass at the School of Art, was awarded the top prize in the 2nd Cayman Islands Biennial.
The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) logo and two images of artwork - a silver brooch with three male silhouettes by Andrew Kuebeck and a pink and purple flower sash on a model by Rachel Smith.
The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) logo and two images of artwork - a silver brooch with three male silhouettes by Andrew Kuebeck and a pink and purple flower sash on a model by Rachel Smith.
The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) logo and two images of artwork - a silver brooch with three male silhouettes by Andrew Kuebeck and a pink and purple flower sash on a model by Rachel Smith.
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:22pm
Andrew Kuebeck, assistant professor of jewelry/metals/enameling, and Rachel Smith, M.F.A. ’15 have been selected for the Society of North American Goldsmith’s (SNAG) exhibition “Goldsmith ’20.” The exhibition was curated by Stanley Lechtzin and features forty artists and SNAG mem...
Three women pictured who were awarded OAEA awards in 2021 - Erica Emerson, Carly Sherman and Erin Kraly.
Three women pictured who were awarded OAEA awards in 2021 - Erica Emerson, Carly Sherman and Erin Kraly.
Three women pictured who were awarded OAEA awards in 2021 - Erica Emerson, Carly Sherman and Erin Kraly.
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 12:47pm
School of Art alumnae Erica Emerson, ’07 (left), Erin Kraly, '11 (center) and Carly Sherman, ’20 (right) have been recognized by the Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA) by receiving 2021 division-level awards for the...

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