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Mary D. Edwards, adjunct professor, History of Art and Design, gave a talk at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia on March 14, titled “Pueblos and Pottery: Art and Architecture in Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, and the Mimbres River Area in Prehistoric Times. Dr. Edwards discussed archeoastronomy, contact between Mexico and the southwest, and the subject matter and modes of design found in Mimbres funerary bowls.

Sheila Goloborotko, visiting instructor, Associate Degree Programs, designed a site-specific piece for the “Landscape of Memories” exhibition, a group show featuring the artwork of Brogan Ganley and Hilary Lorenz at Muriel Guepin Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. The work, titled Silk is Soft: Life is Hard, is made from hand-cut aluminum, paper, and linoleum and reflects on the manifestations of the silkworm.

Ellyssa Kroski, visiting assistant professor, Information and Library Science, compiled and edited The Tech Set (Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2010), which was named winner of the 2011 Greenwood Publishing Group for the Best Book in Library Literature. The annual award will be presented to her at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans in June. 

Haresh Lalvani, professor, Architecture, will have his groundbreaking metal sculptures and designs, titled XtraD, featured at Buck House in New York City.  Lalvani’s exhibition is divided into two major series: AlgoRhythms and Xurf. The works are a collaboration between Lalvani and the Brooklyn-based MILGO/BUFKIN, one of the foremost fabricators of custom architectural metals and fine art sculpture in the world, whose CEO is Pratt Trustee Bruce Gitlin.  The show runs through April 29, 2011. 

Cover of David Mattingly's book David Mattingly, visiting associate professor, Digital Arts, will have his new book The Digital Matte Painting Handbook (Sybex, 2011) published this month.  Based on the class he instructs at Pratt Institute and years of his own artistic work, this how-to book reveals the tools and techniques employed in the matte painting industry. 

Francine Monaco, adjunct associate professor, Interior Design, and fellow designer Carl D’Aquino were included among Architectural Digest’s “The Power of Place: 8 Extraordinary Homes” for the Manhattan loft they created for antiques dealer Bernd Goeckler. The multi-page spread appears in the magazine’s April 2011 issue, which is currently available at newsstands.

Aileen Wilson, associate professor, Art and Design Education, is the recipient of a Fulbright Specialist Grant in Education at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, August–September 2011. She will teach a series of studio classes for graduate students in the art education program, work with faculty on curricula and teaching methods, and organize a professional development program for public school art teachers in Reykjavík.

Thad Ziolkowski, director of the Pratt Writing Program and professor, Humanities and Media Studies, has authored a new book, Wichita (Europa Editions, 2012), to be issued in American, British, and Italian editions. Ziolkowski received a 2008–2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, which in part supported his work on this novel with additional support from Pratt Institute.

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