Program and Project Specialist Leonard Guercio To Screen at Villanova University on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
FMA program and project specialist Leonard Guercio will be featured in an annual event that focuses on scholarship about Italian-American history, culture and the immigrant experience: The Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series Lecture at Villanova University on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. .
As an independent artist, Guercio has worked as a writer, producer, director and editor in various media—including film, experimental video, television, print, web and music. He has also worked as a film presenter for such Philadelphia cultural organizations as the America-Italy Society, Film at International House, Talk Cinema and the Italian Consulate.
Prof. Evans To Screen His New Feature THE HAPPY SAD in Chicago on Friday 11/8, in NY on Saturday, 11/16
The Chicago premiere of THE HAPPY SAD, the second fiction feature by FMA Professor Rodney Evans, will take place on Friday, Nov. 7th at 9pm at the Logan Theater, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave. It is part of the Reeling31, The Chicago International LGBT Film Festival.
Prof. Erickson to Screen at the Society of Women Engineers National Conference in Baltimore MD on Oct 26.
FMA professor LeAnn Erickson will be screening her film, Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of WWII, at the SWE (Society of Women Engineers) National Conference in Baltimore, MD on Oct 26. The conference is expecting over 6000 attendees to join in this three-day educational celebration of all things engineering from around the world.
FMA Professor Peter d’Agostino’s The Walk Series installation (1973-74 / 2010) is in State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, an investigation of seminal conceptual and avant-garde art during the 1960s and 1970s. This nationally touring exhibition, organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, originated at the Orange County Museum of Art and University of California, Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive.
FMA Prof. Coover is going to present at FAST FORWARD, a Design Philadelphia festival event! A lineup of presenters from various creative backgrounds will Fast Forward through 20 slides at 20 seconds each to answer one question: What’s next for Philly?
FMA Professor LeAnn Erickson will be doing a workshop at the Conference on the Book at the University of Regensburg in Regensburg, Germany on Sep 26. THe workshop, Interactive History: Ebooks, Apps and the Written Word, is on adapting historical subjects into iBookapps.
Sensing Change is an art exhibit that aims to highlight the intersection of art and science, presented by Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF). FMA Associate Professor Roderick Coover’s work is featured in the exhibit along with other other artists’ work by Vaughn Bell, Diane Burko, Katie Holten, Stacy Levy, Eve Mosher, Fernanda Viégas, and Martin Wattenberg. Featured artists use their work to interpret scientific findings, historical records, and their own observations to bridge the divide between what can be seen in daily life to larger global changes. Their work creates a space for conversations emerging out of a renewed sense of place.
Prof. d’Agostino’s World-Wide-Walks projects, W-W-W / between earth & water / Rivers / Glaciers / Coastlines, works-in-progress focusing on climate change, are being previewed at the Balance – Unbalance Conference held at the UNESCO Noosa Biosphere, Queensland, May 31 to June 2; and at the ISEA 2013, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Sydney, June 7 -16. The accompanying papers for these projects are co-authored by Prof. d’Agostino and David Tafler, professor of media and communication, Muhlenberg College.
Prof. Evans’ New Feature, The Happy Sad, To Premiere at Frameline 37-The San Francisco Int’l LGBT Film Festival on June 25th
FMA Prof. Evans’ New Feature, The Happy Sad, will be screened for its premiere at Frameline 37-The San Francisco Int’l LGBT Film Festival on Tuesday, June 25th at 9:30pm, at the Castro Theater, San Francisco, CA . Prof. Evans will attend the screening/Q&A along with a lot of the cast and crew.
Printed Matter presents an exhibition of artists’ books from NFS Press, San Francisco, and Tanam Press, New York. The show is co-organized with FMA Professor Peter d’Agostino, who worked closely with both presses in the 1970s and 1980s. The first NFS book, Photography and Language (1976), was edited by Lew Thomas and includes d’Agostino’s ALPHA, a photo/text project based on Godard’s film Alphaville. Another book Photography: the problematic model, (co-edited by Thomas and d’Agostino, 1982) features early work by Barbara Kruger, Fred Lonidier, Cindy Sherman, etc.