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Brain Bug magazine brings mind candy

Reading Eagle, February 26th, 2015

Will a gross, funny and educational magazine be a hit with young digital natives already hooked on Instagram?


The Constant Thread

Join us for an exhibition of artwork by Hambidge Fellows who use fibers in their work. The exploratory thread of this show takes us on a tour of techniques and concepts: fiber as interconnecting structure, as impediment, as a link to memory and change; fiber as drawing material, as sculpture, as an element of mixed media. Featuring work by Joyce Watkins King, Megan Mosholder, Chester Old, Michael Radyk, Cassidy Russell, and sculptural collaborations by Hambidge Fellows Laura Bell, Ann Rowles and their collaborator Jiha Moon.

When: Feb. 28 - May 30, 2015
Location: The Weave Shed Gallery at Hambidge,
105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap, GA 30568
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Gallery phone: 706-746-5718

Above image: “Corduroy #3” (detail) by Michael Radyk

Textiles professor Michael Radyk's piece Swan Point(flocked again) was given the Presidents Award & prize on September 26, 2014

FOCUS:Fiber 2014 exhibition
at the Erie Art Museum, Bacon Gallery.
September 26, 2014 - January 18, 2015​

The juror for the exhibition and prize was Paola Morsiani, Director of the Neuberger Museum at the State Museum of New York at Purchase.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Nef Cyberlearnings 2014 National Stem Award Goes To Tri-Valley Schools In PA

Kutztown University alum, Stacie Knehr-Kutz, '04 (B.S. Art Education and Psychology, '09 M.Ed. Art Education), is Director of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Academy in the Tri-Valley School District, PA. Stacie's work recently received national recognition for its achievements when The National Education Foundation awarded the Tri-Valley Academy the 2014 STEM Leadership Award. Stacie says that having the role of Director meant that she "did everything from getting the program up and running, to keeping the computers functioning, to tracking teacher and student progress and running data weekly. It also meant managing the budget for the incentive programs and ensuring we met the requirements for the grants."

Each year the National Education Foundation recognizes a school district in the U.S. for outstanding achievement in STEM education. As the 2014 STEM Leadership Award winner, Tri-Valley School District received $10,000 and plaques.

Rhonda Wall: Everything Happens at the Same Time

Read Paul Laster's article about the artist and her latest body of work in Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art.

Image: Rhonda Wall, Surveillance, Cicadas and Praying Mantises II, 2013. Paint & collage on board, 18 x 24"

Textiles professor Michael Radyk will be exhibiting in a show,
International Techstyle Art Biennial 3, (ITAB) at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
July 26, 2014 – November 9, 2014

Professor Radyk's piece, Swan Point(flocked) is from his series of digitally designed Jacquard woven textiles.

Textiles professor Michael Radyk will be exhibiting in a group show, Small Expressions 2014, at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA.

Small Expressions is an annual exhibition sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America. It features contemporary fiber works, none of which may exceed 15 inches in any direction.

July 12, 2014 - October 5, 2014

Professor Radyk's piece, Drift is from his new series of work titled, Corduroys, Migrations and Feather Works.

KMS and KU students team up to make creations with a twenty-first century technology skill, 3D printing

By Kristina Kopfer, KMS Student Teacher

Berks-Mont News 3/18/14

Slices of life: Class at Kutztown University takes different look at art education

By Lisa Scheid

Reading Eagle 12/27/13



Art of Teaching: Heather Fountain, Ed.M.’97

By Rachael Apfel

Harvard Graduate School of Education 3/19/13

KU Faculty Recognized for Excellence

Kutztown University Magazine Tower Spring 2013, (page 6)

Dr. Heather Leah Ryerson Fountain (left) and Dr. Carrie Nordlund received awards at the Pennsylvania Art Education Association's (PAEA) annual fall conference, on Oct. 6 in Harrisburg, Pa. Fountain, associate professor of art education and chair of the undergraduate art education program, is PAEA's 2012 Outstanding Special Needs Art Educator. Nordlund, associate professor of Art Education and an avid scholar, received the Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator Award.

Kutztown University professor is named art educator of the year



At an awards ceremony in New York City, Kutztown University’s professor of art education and crafts, John Howell White, was honored as the 2012 National Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association (NAEA).

Kutztown University dominates Pa Art Education Association's awards ceremony this weekend

Berks-Mont News 10/5/12



The National Art Education Association (NAEA) named Kutztown University art education professor Dr. Marilyn G. Stewart the 2011 "Art Educator of the Year" - the most prestigious award offered by the NAEA.


Practice Theory: Seeing the Power of Art Teacher Researchers

With chapters written by the following members of our department have chapters in: Dr. John H. White, Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder and Dr. Heather Leah Ryerson Fountain



Differentiated Instruction in Art

By Dr. Heather L. R. Fountain

The research findings in Differentiated Instruction have
become critical to effective teaching, as educators identify
practical strategies for meeting the needs and interests
of each student. This new book is designed to help the art
educator identify the best practices and research that comprise Differentiated Instruction and translate them to best practices in the art classroom.






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