Visiting prof judges BFA student work
HOUSTON — Serbian artist Aleksandar Mladenović of Belgrade visited UH-Clear Lake in to judge the work of the university’s Bachelor of Fine Art students whose multi-media creations are featured through May 17 in the university’s Exhibition Area, Bayou Building, Atrium I, Level 2, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.
Mladenović, of Belgrade, Serbia and also known as A.M. Leka, spent a week at the university as an art exhibit judge and visiting professor conducting a presentation about the art program and studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade/University of Arts where he is associate professor of drawing and printmaking.
He says his favorite part of judging artwork is seeing the “huge range of good work” by students.
“It’s also the hardest part,” says Mladenović. “I also enjoy the freedom of expression that students are showing in different media.”
Gaining understanding of UH-Clear Lake’s interdisciplinary approach to art is something he looks forward to sharing with his own students and faculty in Belgrade.
The visit was his second trip to the U.S. He visited UH-Clear Lake in 2010 to participate in VASE as a judge and visiting lecturer and workshop instructor. An artist for 22 years, his own work in painting and printmaking explores counter and pop cultures.
His work was featured in an exhibition at UH-Clear Lake in 2010.
The free exhibition of student work and the artists-in-residence are funded through the Art Exhibitions, Office of University Advancement, Cultural Arts, and the Dean of the School of Human Sciences and Humanities.
For more information about the art exhibition, call Coordinator of Audience Development for UH-Clear Lake Art Gallery Jeffrey Bowen at 281-283-3376 or email Bowen@uhcl.edu.
University of Houston-Clear Lake offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a doctoral program, from its four schools, which include the School of Business, School of Education, School of Human Sciences and Humanities, and School of Science and Computer Engineering. For more information about the university, visit http://www.uhcl.edu.