Week of September 1, 2014
The Bulletin is published weekly by the Office of University Communications.
In This Issue:
Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Gormley Gallery is pleased to present Brady Wilks: Soul of the Land and Selected Works, from September 2 to October 9. The opening reception is September 6, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and a Gallery Talk is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24 at noon.
Wilks describes Soul of the Land as a fine art landscape series. But his landscapes, he says, have many layers of meaning.
“On my side of the work, it is a cathartic journey of connecting to the landscape, crafting my image and making the art objects by hand,” he says. “To the viewer, it is a presentation of the landscape and a reflection of myself that acts as a way to evoke an emotion in the viewer similar to what I feel when I am in the landscape making the work. These handmade art objects are to be experienced and felt, physically and emotionally.”
Wilks began his creative work with photography as a self-educated student using film in southern California starting in 1996. Shortly thereafter, he started working professionally as a photographer and graphic designer with deep roots in commercial, nature and conservation work.
In 2004, he decided to attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, earning a bachelor’s degree in 2008. Shortly thereafter, he began teaching college-level darkroom and digital photography courses in Maryland. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Academy of Art University in May 2014.
Wilks has had solo exhibits at The Artists' Gallery in Frederick, Maryland and at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, also in Frederick. He has exhibited in numerous juried exhibits including the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, where he is a member.
Through Notre Dame of Maryland University's Art Department, Gormley Gallery provides a space for emerging and established artists and engages the community through art.
Gormley Gallery is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Free admission.
Notre Dame will join with the City of Baltimore in celebrating the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem next week. Thursday, Sept. 11, will be Red, White & Blue Day on campus, and everyone is encouraged to wear our national colors. We will take a group photo at 1:15 p.m. around the flagpole, which will be flying a replica of the 15-star, 15-striped flag that Major George Armistead, commander of Fort McHenry, commissioned Baltimore seamstress Mary Pickersgill to sew in June 1813, specifying he wanted “a flag so large that the British would have no difficulty seeing it from a distance.”
Please join us for this historic photo, which will be posted on our website and social media. You can also post a photo of yourself or your friends using the hashtag #starspangledselfie, and the official Star-Spangled Spectacular website might pick it up!
We'll have more to announce in the coming days.
The Gators opened the 2014-15 season over the weekend and saw field hockey host the year’s first home game on Friday. On Saturday, Notre Dame’s field hockey, soccer and volleyball teams all hit the road.
The weekend was highlighted by the soccer team’s 8-1 victory over Valley Forge, the third straight year the team has defeated the Patriots on opening day, with six players scoring in the game and assisting on six goals and out-shooting the hosts 47-2.
Field hockey was unable to overcome early deficits in their contest, but played even games afterwards. The volleyball team opened their season dropped their first two matches, 3-2. In their quad-match finale, the squad fell to Immaculata.
Read more at the Notre Dame Gators website.
Baltimore Style Magazine, Cool for School. An article with fun facts about five new educational leaders in Baltimore, including our own Dr. Marylou Yam!
Elizabeth Jones, Ph.D., assistant professor of business, published an article, Strong Start: Ensuring Alignment at the Beginning of the Semester, on the Turnitin Educator Network Blog. She previously wrote two other articles for the blog: Quick Tip: Using Turnitin for iPad, and Quick Tip: Assess Without Stress.