The Prichard Art Gallery hosts an annual College of Art and Architecture exhibit to celebrate faculty members' creative activity and impact of their scholarly research.
This year’s exhibit includes: photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, architectural studies, and digital media. The artists and designers will present a variety of styles ranging from representational to abstract, and modern to post-modern traditions.
Participating faculty include:
Roberto Capecci & Raffealla Sini
Daniele Di Lodovico
J. Casey Doyle
David Gottwald & David Jensen
Sally Machlis & Delphine Keim
This exhibit is sponsored by the College of Art & Architecture, students of the University of Idaho through a grant from the Student Arts Fee, and the business and individual Friends of the Prichard Art Gallery. Educational outreach programs are sponsored by US Bank, the exhibitions program from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Leo E. Ames Scholarship Celebration
A retrospective of former long-time UI Creative Director Leo E. Ames’ plein air paintings is exhibited in the gallery upstairs. Ames grew up sketching and cartooning, and was the art editor of the Heyburn school newspapers and year books. In high school he studied drawing by correspondence from Art Instruction Inc., Lawrence Lariar Cartooning and the Famous Artists School. Ames painted his first oil painting at age 17 with oil paints and canvas donated by his local church. The principle of Heyburn High School started a practice of purchasing one landscape painting a year for the school and developed quite a collection. “Despite the lack of formal art classes in school, the hallways of Heyburn High School were lined with original oil paintings–most could be called Western Realism, many reflecting the style and influence most recognizable in the work of the California Impressionists, who painted in the first three decades of the twentieth century,” remarked Ames. “I recognize those roots and subtle influences in my preferences and painting style today–a half century after leaving the farm and that school gallery.”
During Ames tenure as creative director he introduced the original iconic UI logo mark (‘the daisy’) which branded the university for almost three decades. He also designed the University and College Designers Association–UCDA award-winning logo of an egalitarian Vandal that branded UI Athletics for almost 20 years and the commemorative centennial identity including souvenirs. Ames also championed women’s equality issues on campus as an early member of the UI Women’s Caucus and founding member of the UI Women’s Center where he helped write and was one of signatories of a conciliation agreement between the Idaho Human Rights Commission and the University of Idaho guaranteeing the continuation of funding for the UI Women’s Centre and its Director, as well as bringing affirmative action hiring practices and salary equity policy to the University of Idaho.
The Leo Edwin Ames Art Scholarship Endowment has been established by his family to support MFA students in Fine Arts. This exhibit celebrates his achievements as an artist. Contributions can be made at www.uidaho.edu/giving/make-a-gift.