Matthew Affron, Faculty, Art
Matthew Affron is the organizer of the "American Collage"
exhibition. He teaches art history at U.Va. and is the University's director
of the Phillips-U.Va. initiative. In collaboration with Stephen Cushman
of the English Department, he is teaching an American Studies seminar,
also called "American Collage," on topics inspired by the exhibition.
Bill Bennett, Faculty, Studio
Bill Bennet is currently serving as Chairman of Studio Art. He will
be discussing sculptural collage with his students this semester.
Tom Bloom, Faculty, Drama
Tom Bloom is associate professor of scenic design. He has designed
for theatre, opera, and ballet throughout the country. He will be introducing
threads of modern collage in theatre to his students.
James M. Cocola, Graduate Student,
Arts & Sciences
James Cocola is PhD candidate in the English Department. He is the
instructor of "Collage and New Media" this semester. Follow
the progress of the course at the following link:
Jean Collier, Collections
Manager & Web Projects, Art Museum
Jean Collier is collections manager for the U.Va. Art Museum. She
is active in organizing technology projects related to the Collage Intiative
and maintains this website.
Stephen Cushman, Faculty,
English & American Studies
Stephen Cushman is a distinguished poet - critic in the English Department.
He is co-teaching the "American Collage" seminar this semester
and is the Director of the American Studies major.
Kevin Everson, Faculty,
Keven Everson is a film instructor at the University. He will be introducing
collage-based film methods this semester to his students.
Jill Hartz, Director, Art
Jill Hartz is the director of the U.Va. Art Museum, and has been instrumental
in initiating the "Collage" collaborations across the University.
Richard Herskowitz, Director,
VA Film Festival
Richard Herskowitz, director of the Virginia Film Festival, has coordinated
a series of collage-themed events titled "SAMPLE THIS: THE ART OF
COLLAGE" to accompany the collage exhibition. Included in this series
are six programs in the spring Festival Film Society schedule featuring
collage artists, including Christian Marclay, Michele Smith, and People
Like Us. Herskowitz has also devoted his annual Drama/Media Studies class
on independent film to the topic of collage media. He will be concentrating
primarily on film artists who recycle "found footage," such
as Su Friedrich, Bruce Conner, and Joseph Cornell, as well as cut-out
collage animators such as Harry Smith and Larry Jordan.
Alan B. Howard, Director,
American Studies Program
Alan Howard has emerged as a leader in exploring the transformative
role that technology can play in teaching. He will be focusing on collage
in the American Studies Internships this semester.
Seth Hunter Site Designer,
Digital Arts Instructor
Seth Hunter is a multimedia developer and Studio Art Instructor. His
class will be collaborating with American Studies this semester to create
interactive digital collages. He is also the designer of this website.
Sanda Iliescu, Faculty, Architecture
Education / Teacher Modules:
Sanda Iliescu's professional work spans the fields of architecture
and art. Her students will incorporate collage & design into their
work this semester.
Director of Summer Arts at the Museum
Jena Leake is an expressive artist, educator and arts therapist. She
will be designing and directing "Summer Collage," a six-week
interdisciplinary arts academy at the Museum for rising 4th-12 grade students.
"Summer Collage" will feature visual arts, expressive arts,
museum tours and studio collaborations with professional artists, dancers
John Bunch, Faculty, Curry
School of Education
Dr. John Bunch offers visual communication (photography and video),
museum, and IT seminar courses. In addition to being an accomplished photographer,
John has a special interest in museums and material culture studies.
Ellie Wilson, Faculty,
Curry School of Education
Ellie Wilson teaches an elementary methods course in which ways to
integrate the visual arts across the curriculum will be discussed. Students
will be visiting the "American Collage" exhibition, and then
encouraged to think of ways the exhibition provides them with ideas to
use in the classroom.
Jane Anne Young, Director
of Education, Art Museum
Jane Anne Young, director of education at the Museum, is researching
and designing SOL related tours and curriculum ideas, including lesson
plans and labeling using the "American Collage" exhibition.
She is also planning discussions with classroom teachers and administrators
of local schools.
Special Assistant to the Director for Education and Technology