York College Galleries (Wolf Hall)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Award Announcement: 5:15PM
This annual exhibition features works of art and design identified by guest jurors as the strongest work entered by students in our Fine Art and Graphic Design classes. This year’s jurors are Becky Slogeris (Graphic Design) and Susanne Slavick (Fine Art.) This event is the official opening of both the physical exhibition taking place in the York College Galleries in Wolf Hall and the virtual exhibition hosted at yorkcollegegalleries.com. The event will be held on Zoom and will include a brief tour of both the physical and virtual exhibits followed by an announcement of awards.
Becky Slogeris is Associate Director at the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where she brings MICA students together with outside partners to advance equity and social justice through design. Her work touches many of the most pressing challenges in Baltimore – including hearing healthcare for older adults, underage drinking prevention, reproductive justice, smoke-free homes, HIV stigma and medical mistrust, and pedestrian and bicyclist safety. She is passionate about engaging people with both technical expertise and lived experience in order to create processes and products that work for all stakeholders. Partners include Baltimore City Health Department, B’More for Healthy Babies, Johns Hopkins Center for Child and Community Health Research, Baltimore City Public Schools, Real Food Farm, and the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development. She is a graduate of MICA with a BFA in graphic design and an MA in Social Design.
Susanne Slavick is an artist, curator and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. Her curatorial projects include Marx@200 (2018) commemorating the legacy of Marx and his critique of capitalism; Unloaded (2015), a traveling multimedia group show exploring historical and social issues surrounding the availability, use, and impact of guns in our culture; and Out of Rubble (Charta, 2011) a book and traveling exhibit featuring international artists who respond to the aftermath of war. Slavick’s own work pursues empathic unsettlement through images that remind us of what we stand to lose after what we have lost already. She has exhibited internationally, with more recent solo shows at the Chicago Cultural Center, McDonough Museum in Youngstown, Accola Griefen Gallery in New York, and Bernstein Gallery at Princeton University. Her work has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and through four awards from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Her essays and articles have appeared in: Journal of Visual Culture (SAGE 2018); Technology and Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press 2018); Formations of Identity: Society, Politics, and Landscape, eds. Floyd Martin and Eileen Yanoviak (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016); American Rubble (Haverford College, 2016); Cairo: Images of Transition (transcript Verlag, 2013); Hyperallergic, Cultural Heritage and Arts Review; Cultural Politics; Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies; and Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics.