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Art and Art History

Students produce exhibition of 18th- and 19th-century objects

The gallery exhibition "Self and Sensibility: Women and Decorative Arts in the Age of Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson" brought a treasury of about 50 museum-quality works from the Georgian and Victorian periods to campus.

As a collaborative project for the course Curatorial Practice and the Gallery Experience, students proposed ideas for installing the exhibition, then worked collectively to identify the best ideas and create a more unified gallery experience.

Salve Success: Ryan Miech ’21, studio art major

In one of Ryan Miech's junior-year courses, students were charged with creating a body of artwork where every piece connected with the other. Having been involved in board game design in high school, Miech envisioned merging that skill with the assignment.

"It is a crazy idea, and it is a lot of work, but I want to make a board game that spans 60 pieces of artwork that compiles a lot of themes," Miech said. He pitched the idea to his professor, and it took off from there. After completing the assignment for course, he revisited the game last summer and has since been working to perfect it.

Caylee Post presents on cutting-edge project

Art history major Caylee Post presented at the College Art Association's annual conference alongside Dr. Anthony Mangieri, associate professor and chairman of the Department of Art and Art History, and assistant professor Ernest Jolicoeur. She was the first Salve Regina student to collaborate with both professors on such a venture.

Students are rarely given the opportunity to present during the conference, but Post was able to do so during a session titled "Research, Collect, Curate and Digitize: How Undergraduates Created a Natural History Collection."

Three art majors chosen for competitive scholarship exhibition

Studio art majors Victor Aguirre-Williams, Jeremy Lukasiewicz and Madison Squizzero were chosen for the competitive Student Scholarship Exhibition sponsored by the highly respected Providence Art Club, and Aguirre-Williams’ painting received an honorable mention.

"It should be noted that our students were in direct competition with peers from all art programs in the state, including the Rhode Island School of Design," said Gerry Perrino, associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History.

Goodnough's "Biophilia" featured at Newport Art Museum

The multimedia work of Jodie Mim Goodnough, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History, was recently featured at the Newport Art Museum’s studio gallery.

Focusing on the influence of environments on one’s mental health and well-being, “Biophilia” brings together Goodnough’s work from multiple projects. The Providence-based artist works with photography, new media, installation, sculpture, performance and sound to engage with the issues related to psychology, psychiatry, health and nature.

Mangieri's book featured in new Routledge series

Dr. Anthony Mangieri’s book, “Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art: Women, Agency, and the Trojan War,” was selected as part of a new series on gender and art launched by Routledge, a global publisher in the humanities and social sciences.

The book is a cultural history that explores how the representation of the mythological sacrificial virgins in Greek, Etruscan and Roman art offers new interpretations and ideas on women’s identities and female agency in the ancient world.