Faculty notes: Dalke, Emmons

Karen Dalke recently had two articles published and she has been asked to be on the Board of Directors for the Mustang Camp in Blanco, New Mexico. The articles are “A Translocal Perspective: Mustang Images in the Cultural, Economic and Political Landscape” Animals 2011, 1(1), 27-39; doi:10.3390/ani1010027 http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ani1010027. “Mustang: The Paradox of Imagery” in Humanimalia Vol. 1, No. 2 Spring 2010, and also “First Day Demographics” in Strategies in Teaching Anthropology Vol. 6, 2010. Dalke teaches courses in Urban and Regional Studies, Social Change and Development and Adult Degree.

Carol Emmons  (AVD/Art) was one of five artists/teams invited to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee. Emmons’ work, Alembic I, utilizes the Marble Hall and compares the Museum to an alembic (alchemical vessel). Founders of what would become Allis Chalmers, the family made their money in iron and steel manufacturing, and transmuted it into the “gold”  of the collected artifacts and the Tudor mansion that houses them. Emmons’ installation includes raw iron; text elements from Allis’ papers cast in iron; golden drawings of early patent diagrams; and scores of contemporary objects rendered as iron interspersed with the collection’s objects, all as a means of investigating the complex set of economic, social, and cultural exchanges involved in collecting. Located at 1801 N. Prospect Avenue, The Charles Allis: 100 Years runs until November 13, 2011. The public opening reception with the artists is Friday, Feb. 4 from 5:30 – 8:30; regular museum hours are Wednesday – Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

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