Faculty notes: Damkoehler, Lee, Wolf

It has been an eventful few weeks for Prof. Toni Damkoehler of Arts and Visual Design. When Communication Arts announced the winners of its prestigious, 52nd annual Illustration Competition, 181 projects from more than 4,000 entries worldwide were recognized. One of Damkoehler’s illustrations made the international graphic design magazine 2011 Communication Arts Illustration Annual 52. (Judges come from heavy-hitting major design players as Crispin, Porter + Bogusky and The New York Times.) Damkoehler also had an exhibition of 22 large-scale prints in the largest gallery at the Lawrence University Wriston Art Center in Appleton. She guest lectured on her exhibit on April 26. Her exhibit’s theme, “Double Vision” examines visual communication: “signals and levels of meaning expressed through image. My interest is in coming up with my own visual codes, vocabulary and messages through sign systems I create.”

Minkyu Lee, UW-Green Bay ceramics professor, was recently featured in the March 2011 issue of Ceramics Monthly, an international arts publication. The article, “Minkyu Lee: Hidden Structure Revealed,” includes images of his artwork and was written by emeritus professor David Damkoehler.

The journal, Environmental Entomology, has recently accepted an article by Natural and Applied Sciences associate professor Amy Wolf and co-authors Jay Watson (UW-Green Bay M.S. 2009) and Dr. John Ascher of the American Museum of Natural History. The article, titled “Forested Landscapes Promote Richness and Abundance of Native Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) in Wisconsin Apple Orchards,” shows that forest remnants in Door, Kewaunee, and Brown counties support native bee pollinators that might compensate for declines in numbers of domestic honeybees. 

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