July 11, 2016 by: Natalie Fleming
UB’s Creative Arts Initiative (CAI), an innovative program launched earlier this year dedicated to creating and producing new artistic work, has announced its first class of residencies and a full schedule of events for the 2016-17 academic year.
The inaugural class of nationally and internationally recognized artists and performers represents a university-wide commitment to creative expression by offering on-campus residencies tied to programs and events that extend to arts, cultural, community and educational organizations throughout Western New York.
With the cooperation of many community partners, these residencies are part of CAI’s effort to enhance the standing of UB and the wider arts community as pioneering leaders in the creative arts by presenting unique opportunities for students and residents to meet and interact with world-class artists.
One of those artists, Stella Ebner, will be in the print media studios of the Department of Art from Feb. 20 to March 5, working on a series of screen prints inspired by local imagery and the themes and aesthetic of the 19th-century printmaker Currier & Ives. Her goal is to create a series of prints centered on the complexity of America’s social fabric that provides a glimpse into contemporary American life. She also will share her advanced printmaking techniques with UB students and the public.