Tony Jones at Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace announced on New Year’s Day that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
is to confer upon Professor Tony Jones, president of SAIC, the Honor of Commander
of the British Empire. The honor is in recognition of Jones’ long years
of distinguished service to the arts and culture, to international education,
and to the promotion of British arts in the United States. Her Majesty, at an
investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, will award the CBE later in the spring.
More SAIC Honors
The Visual Art Critic: A Survey of Art Critics at General-Interest News Public-ations
in America, conducted by the National Arts Journalism Program a Columbia University,
named SAIC as the “most influential art school.” The survey asked
169 art critics at general interest news publications across the country to
select the “most influential art school” from a list of colleges
and universities. SAIC was the top-rated institution and the only school to
receive at least 20 votes from critics participating in the survey.
The Art of Connection 2003
Students in SAIC’s Master of Arts in Art Therapy program, and their clients
from the clinical training portion of the program, exhibit paintings, drawings,
sculpture, and mixed media pieces in The Art of Connection 2003. The artists
presenting work aim to demonstrate the ability of art to serve as a bridge between
an individual’s external and internal experiences, between one person
and another, among groups of people, and between individuals and their cultural
The Master of Arts in Art Therapy program is designed for students who are concerned
with the relationship between life experience and the making of art, and who
have a desire to aid others in gaining or recovering intellectual and emotional
clarity, equilibrium, and power. The program prepares students for work as art
therapists in a wide range of clinical and nontraditional settings.
The Art of Connection 2003 opens Sunday, Feb. 9, and continues through Saturday,
Feb. 22, at Gallery 2, 847 W. Jackson, 2nd floor. The opening reception is Sunday,
Feb. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m.
SAIC’s Auxiliary Board is honoring acclaimed Chicago interior and furniture
designer Judith Niedermaier, president of Niedermaier Inc., by establishing
an endowed scholarship in her name. Niedermaier, who has served two terms as
president of SAIC’s Auxiliary Board, is also a member of the Board of
Governors, and has worked with students as a visiting professor in the Interior
Architecture department. Funds raised for the scholarship will create a permanent
endowment that allows gifted students from the interior architecture department,
who would otherwise not be able to attend SAIC, to fully realize their talent
and potential for excellence.