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Friends of Art

Friends of Art

 

Friends of Art, the volunteer support group for the Case Western Reserve University Department of Art History and Art provides direct services to students, faculty and its members through advocacy, educational and networking activities.

Your membership contributions enable FOA to support both undergraduate and graduate students and their research, to provide assistance to faculty and visiting lecturers, and to sponsor membership events.

 

Current 2018-19 plans can be found below under Calendar of Future Events, as well as on the Department of Art History and Art’s main page calendar.  Both will be continually updated. Previous endeavors have included our Friend of Friends Faculty Lecture series, curatorial tours of exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art, underwriting student prizes for the Cleveland Symposium and the Friends Prize for Distinction in Art History given at graduation, sponsorship of lectures on topics such as The Cleveland Free Stamp and Issues for American Museums Regarding Nazi Era Looted Art. Members have enjoyed tours of the Rose Iron Works, The Farm in the Country, as well as the collections of The Cleveland Clinic, John and Virginia Lindseth, and Gerald and Phyllis Seltzer.

 

We welcome new members. Our dues are $40 per individual or $60 per family. You can join or make gifts by either utilizing the secure University website:

giving.cwru.edu/FOA

or via mail

Friends of Art

College of Arts and Sciences

Case Western Reserve University

10900 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7068

 

 

Friends of Art Steering Committee

 

Lee Warshawsky                               Harriet Wadsworth

      Pat Ashton

      Faye D’Amore

      Jennifer Finkel

      Edward Olszewski

      Sally Smith

      Holly Witchey

      Chris Wolken

 

 

Calendar of Future Events

 

FOA Welcome Picnic 

for new and returning students and faculty

Saturday, September 1st

Picnic Area #4 – Adjacent to The Pink Pig at Squire Vallee View Farm

Picnic Invitation

VIP Tour of FRONT International Exhibition

Sunday, September 16th
Details to follow in August

The 44th Annual Cleveland Symposium

Friday, October 26th

Cleveland Museum of Art

Co-chaired by graduate students Jacob Emmett and Angelica Verducci, this day-long Symposium will feature papers on Built Environments and Performances of Power. Keynote speaker Dr. John Hopkins, Assistant Professor of art history and classical studies at Rice University, specializes in architecture of the Roman Empire.  His recently published book, “The Genesis of Roman Architecture,” won the Gustave O. Arit Award in the Humanities in December, 2017.

Prizes for the three top papers presented at the Symposium are underwritten by Friends of Art.

            A flyer with details will be emailed in early Fall.

Rose Iron Works Tour

Saturday afternoon, December 1st

1536 East 43rd Street

Invitation to follow in late October

 

Our Most Recent Membership Gathering

 

Saturday, April 15th.  Members and their guests met at 7411 Cedar Road, the Sculpture Studio of Andrew Chakalis, who offered detailed background and a tour of the historic Fillous and Ruppel Architectural Studio where he now works. Mr. Chakalis then spoke on his sculptural process and there was an opportunity during the reception to view works in progress.

Andy Chakalis shows off one of his pieces

Andy Chakalis talks about some of his pieces.

Andy Chakalis shows some materials

Andy Chakalis shows some materials to students and faculty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A student shows off one piece of art.

A student shows off one piece of art.

 

Students and faculty tour Andy Chakalis' studio.

Students and faculty tour Andy Chakalis’ studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Chakalis presents some of his sculptures.

Andy Chakalis presents some of his sculptures.

 

Chair of the Department of Art and Art History

Elizabeth S. Bolman

 

Elizabeth BolmanElizabeth S. Bolman is Chair of the Department of Art History and Art, and Elsie B. Smith Chair in the Liberal Arts. She engages with the visual culture of the eastern Mediterranean in the late ancient and Byzantine periods. Professor Bolman is best known for her work in Egypt, in which she has demonstrated the vitality of Christian Egyptian art and a new understanding of the nature of artistic production there in the early Byzantine period. She edited and was the principal contributor to the award-winning Monastic Visions: Wall Paintings in the Monastery of St. Antony at the Red Sea (Yale University Press and the American Research Center in Egypt, 2002) and to The Red Monastery Church: Beauty and Asceticism in Upper Egypt (Yale University Press and the American Research Center in Egypt, 2016). This recent book is the product of over a decade-long multidisciplinary project that she founded and directed, which included cleaning and conservation of the Red Monastery’s spectacular paintings. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, Fulbright program, National Endowment for the Humanities, Dumbarton Oaks, American Research Center in Egypt, and United States Agency for International Development

 

Edward J. Olszewski Art History Endowment Fund

 

Funded through the efforts of Friends of Arts, the Olszewski Endowment was established in 2010 to provide support for graduate student travel, at the discretion of Department of Art History and Art faculty.

The following students have been recipients of awards over the past eight years

 

Dana Cowan Indra Lacis
Jacob Emmett Christina Larson
Katherine Flach Tom Mattis
Erin Hein Lauryn Smith
Gilbert Jones James Wehn
Lauren Lovings-Gomez

 

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