Delaware College of Art and Design's new assistant director of Student Services is Marcus Freeman, who has been working with director Sarah Garner since July 8 to coordinate DCAD's back-to-school activities and beyond. Marcus succeeds Sarah, who served as assistant director until previous director Jason Mokar left DCAD to work for his alma mater, Salisbury University in Maryland.
Delaware College of Art and Design has received a grant of $2,100 from the Delaware Division of the Arts to present the animation-focused exhibition "Make, Model, Move!" and related programming this fall. The show will feature work by artists who draw, animate and create for motion picture studios, the video game industry and independent and experimental short features -- including DCAD alumni.
The Ese’Eja are one of the few extant foraging societies of Peru. The traveling exhibition “The Ese’Eja People of the Amazon: Connected by a Thread” consists of photographs and daguerreotypes made by Andrew Bale and University of Delaware photography faculty Jon Cox, as well as artifacts that are part of daily life that have been curated by Dr. Monica Dominguez Torres and Dr. Vicki Cassman.
DCAD alumnus Leon Syfrit has been going pretty far on blown-out tires. The Las Vegas-based photographer, who owns his own business and also works for an antiques and fine art auction house, recently wrapped up the two-artist exhibition “BLOW-OUT/FLOW’r-OUT” at his hometown’s Core Contemporary gallery. The subject matter of his recent works? Blown-out tires collected from the highways around Vegas, arranged into still-lifes and shot in black and white. “I aim to make pictures of tires in a fresh and engaging manner that encourages people to experience an ordinary object from a new perspective,” he says. “The tires I photograph bear a striking resemblance to human gesture, body language and organic matter and are reminiscent of artistic sculpture.” Leon previously earned an honorable mention in the 2017 Neutral Density World Photography Competition for his work, and Las Vegas Weekly reviewed his recent show. An interview with the Class of 2011 member, who served as DCAD’s commencement student speaker before going on to earn a bachelor of fine arts degree at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, recently was published in Monovisions. Learn more about Leon via his website.