Year of Drawing

September 20, 2013
engraving by Scott Schnepf

Scott Schnepf, engraving, 24×18, © 2013

Drawings by faculty and lecturers in the Department of Art and Art History are on view in the Visual Resource Center in the Paul Creative Arts Center through the end of this academic year. The exhibition is part of the department’s “Year of Drawing,” which explores the importance and impact of drawing as part of artistic process. Drawing in its various forms is displayed, from conceptual designs for 3D art pieces to stand alone pieces, such as an etching.

Drawing is an integral part of teaching art at UNH, with around two hundred students from various majors taking drawing courses each semester. Drawing classes range from Introduction to Drawing, where students tackle the basics of observational perspective problems, to Intermediate Drawing, which moves on to the human figure and mixed media, and Life Drawing, with its more intensive focus on drawing the human form.

Participating faculty and lecturers include Brian Chu, Grant Drumheller, Rick Fox, Craig Hood, Jennifer Moses, Scott Schnepf, Don Williams, and Leah Woods.  Also included are two works from faculty members’ personal collections: Stacy Mohammed by Lennart Anderson and Subway by Alexi Worth.

Student work from drawing classes are always on view in the hallways of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

The Visual Resource Center is located in A-205E in the Paul Creative Arts Center, and is open Monday-Friday 8 am – 5 pm.

In Good Faith

September 18, 2013

photo of Dennis Britton

Associate Professor of English Dennis Britton spent last year researching at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, thanks to a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Folger Magazine featured Britton and his research in a recent edition of the publication.

Here’s an excerpt from the story by Amy Arden:

“What role did the Reformation have in formation of racial identity?” asks Britton. “I see literature showing a way we have not thought about race and theology, and race and the Reformation. The Protestant questions about conversion and baptism show ideas about an unalterable racial difference, that Christians are fundamentally different from Jews, fundamentally different from Muslims, in a way that one cannot become the other. I see that idea being played with, even if Christian doctrine can’t say that explicitly. But literature is trying to take that idea to its extreme.”

The result is a tragedy like Othello, whose original audiences may not have seen a man undone by lies and jealousy, but by his inherent destiny. Othello’s failure is not that he falls for Iago’s ruse, but that, by virtue of his birth, he is predestined to fail in his assimilation to Christian culture.

Read full story (pdf)

Welcome New Faculty

September 10, 2013

The College welcomed its new faculty at a reception today held in the Dean’s Office in Murkland Hall.

faculty members faculty members

UNH Student in Oman Interviewed by CNN

September 4, 2013

Brittany Marien still shot from CNN

Click here to watch video.

Sophomore political science major Brittany Marien is in Muscat, Oman, for short-term intensive study in Arabic at the Center for International Learning. CNN visited the school and interviewed Brittany and others for a piece of reporting about Oman. See the segment on the school, its president, as well as brief interviews with Brittany and a classmate starting at 4 minutes and 35 seconds into the video.

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