Joe Wheelwright ’70, Sculptor | 1948-2016

Joe Wheelwright

Joe Wheelwright ’70 died of cancer on September 28th in his Dorchester Massachusetts. Joe is known for his sculptures of large heads carved from immense stones. He also made large human figure from pine trees that had grown into two trunks; he inverted them to display a human form. After a brief stint in Vietnam in the early 70’s working for …

American Museum of Fly Fishing to honor James Prosek with Izaak Walton Award

American Museum of Fly Fishing to honor James Prosek with Izaak Walton Award   The American Museum of Fly Fishing will be honoring Yalie James Prosek ’97 with the 2016 Izaak Walton Award. Prosek is recognized for being a influential wildlife artist and author.  An awards celebration will be held in October in New York City for more info click here. …

YASC in Yamoransa | John Boak ’70 Paints Murals

John Boak '70

Image Above: John Boak ’70 with painter Clementina and her twin sisters   The Yale Alumni Service Corps (YASC) returned to their adopted village of Yamoransa, Ghana for their fourth trip. John Boak ’70 went along this time charged with a mission to paint murals in two of the rooms of the building (the Information Communications & Technology Center) that YASC …

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Eric Shiner ’03MA Leaves Andy Warhol Museum to Bring More Marilyns to Sotheby’s

The nonprofit and for-profit continents of the art world shifted a little closer to Pangea after news broke late Thursday that Eric Shiner, the director of Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum, is leaving the institution to serve as a senior vice president of the new fine art division at Sotheby’s. With a remit focused on private sales of 20th- and 21st-century art, …

Njideka Akunyili Crosby ’11MFA Wins the Prix Canson for Works on Paper

“The 2016 Prix Canson was awarded to Njideka Akunyili Crosby on Tuesday evening at the Drawing Center in New York. The Nigerian, Los Angeles-based artist won the sixth edition of the prestigious drawing prize for her works on paper—rich, figurative works that collage Nigerian history, literature, popular culture, and her own personal narratives. The selection was made by an international …

Maginty ’93 & Jules ’99 Design for “Women in Abstract Expressionism”

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Rita Jules ‘99 and Miko McGinty ’93 designed the catalog for the exhibition “Women in Abstract Expressionism, organized by the Denver Art Museum, opening on June 12, 2016.  The lead designer for the book is Rita Jules. The catalog is published by the Yale University Press. The groundbreaking exhibition Women of Abstract Expressionism will celebrate the often unknown female artists of this mid-twentieth-century art …

Margot McMahon ’84mfa | Oak Park Art League’s ARTifact

This July we celebrate ”Artifact” an Oak Park Art League Invitational.  Margot McMahon ’84 MFA, will sculpt as her nonviolence statement a young Hemingway at the time he wrote his legendary novel “A Farewell to Arms”, around a Coronoa 3 typwriter. Her sculpted portrait is focused around an Oak Park ARTifact, a similar typewriter to Hemingway’s loaned by Peritz Brothers …

Marta Kuzma Named Dean of Yale School of Art

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February 9 2016 Marta Kuzma, vice chancellor and rector of the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden, will be the next dean of the Yale School of Art, announced President Peter Salovey Feb. 9 in a message to the Yale community. Kuzma will be the first woman to lead the School of Art, which opened in 1869 as the …