ICE-Vision: Tokyo Story (3/5)


ICE-Vision: Tokyo Story (Ozu,1953)
Thursday, March 5 at 6 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150

The elderly Shukishi (Chishu Ryu) and his wife, Tomi (Chieko Higashiyama), take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi (So Yamamura), a doctor, and their daughter, Shige (Haruko Sugimura), a hairdresser, don’t have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so it falls to Noriko (Setsuko Hara), the widow of their younger son who was killed in the war, to keep her in-laws company.

ICE-Vision: Thin Red Line (2/26)


ICE-Vision: Thin Red Line (Malick, 1998)
Thursday, February 26 at 6 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150

In 1942, Private Witt (Jim Caviezel) is a U.S. Army absconder living peacefully with the locals of a small South Pacific island. Discovered by his commanding officer, Sgt. Welsh (Sean Penn), Witt is forced to resume his active duty training for the Battle of Guadalcanal. As Witt and his unit land on the island, and the American troops mount an assault on entrenched Japanese positions, the story explores their various fates and attitudes towards life-or-death situations.

Feedback Workshop


Feedback: Critical Evaluation Methods Across Disciplines
Friday, February 27 from 12:40 – 1:40 PM
Tate Student Center Room 140

A free workshop organized by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) as part of the UGA Graduate Student Association Interdisciplinary Research Conference. For full schedule and more information visit:

Many people agree on the beneficial role of critical evaluation, but the methods vary widely across disciplines. The Feedback workshop will take a comparative approach to the nature of peer review in a conversation setting moderated by Mark Callahan, Artistic Director of Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) and host of the Feedback podcast series:

The workshop will offer participants the opportunity to learn about different kinds of experiences at UGA, and to discover new ideas about how to give and receive better feedback. All students and faculty are welcome!

GSA IRC Conference


UGA Graduate Student Association Interdisciplinary Research Conference
Friday, February 27 from 9 AM – 5 PM
Tate Student Center

Explore. Create. Inspire.

The UGA Graduate Student Association presents the 15th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference with workshops, presentations, art dialogues, and speakers celebrating graduate student research at UGA that crosses traditional disciplinary divides.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Meredith Welch-Devine, Associate Director of the Center for Integrative Conservation Research (CICR) and Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies at the UGA Graduate School. Welcome remarks will be given by Mark Callahan, Artistic Director of Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE).

To register for the IRC, please click here:

Registration for presenters and attendees alike is FREE.

Presentations will be given by graduate students from many departments and schools on campus, whose work addresses one of this year’s seven subject areas:

Exploring Global Issues
Role of Technology and Media in Research
Intersecting the Social Science and the Hard Science
Policy, Theory, and Practice
Community, Diversity, and Social Justice
Creativity and Collaboration
Sustainability: Environment, Economy, & Society

Participate in professional development workshops in areas such as publishing, grant writing, and feedback.

Or engage in art dialogues, where artists share their work as well as their work process.

2014-2015 Sustainability + Arts Grants


ICE and the Office of Sustainability are pleased to announce the recipients of two Sustainability + Arts Grants in conjunction with the 2014-2015 UGA Campus Sustainability Grants program. The selected projects address priorities outlined in UGA’s 2020 Strategic Plan to actively conserve resources, educate the campus community, influence positive action for people and the environment, and provide useful research data to inform future campus sustainability efforts. The projects were chosen based on merit, positive impact, implementation feasibility, interdisciplinary and creative potential, and available funding.

The Office of Sustainability coordinates, communicates, and advances sustainability initiatives at UGA in the areas of teaching, research, service and outreach, student engagement, and campus operations. For more information visit:

Air Purifying Plants Proliferation Project (A4P)

The Air Purifying Plants Proliferation Project, or A4P, was born out of a collaborative academic endeavor between graduate students and faculty in the painting and printmaking departments at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. This project attempts to embrace the ever-evolving nature and culture of the arts environment and the rapid advancement of green practices in the contemporary art studio. By employing innovative and sustainable approaches, this project can position the Lamar Dodd School of Art as a leader in the quest to marry a serious Studio Art culture with healthy and ecologically responsible practices.

This project seeks to continue the vision of A4P and engage in a cross-disciplinary effort, which aims to link environmental activism within the School of Art with the College of Environment + Design, Department of Horticulture, as well as the School of Engineering. The direct result of this second phase of the A4P concept is a two-fold effort: 1) to design, build and implement an air purifying plant repository art installation in the Lamar Dodd School of Art. 2) Transforming current studios in the printmaking and paint areas into official low-toxic work environments for our undergraduates, graduate students and faculty.

Principal Student Investigator: Ryan McCullough, MFA Printmaking and Books Arts, 2016

Material Re-Use: Thinking Inside the Box

“Material Re-use: Thinking inside the Box” focuses on waste reduction through the organization and reuse of materials by and for the students and faculty of The Lamar Dodd School of Art (LDSOA), including but not limited to: wood, metals, plastics, and canvas material. The project proposes the use of a 20’ x 8’ x 8.5’ industrial shipping container (the box) as a storage facility to house materials that may be accessible for re-use by current and future art students and faculty. This re-use hub will allow these valuable resources to be organized and protected from the elements. It will also provide a more convenient and easily accessible location for drop-off and pick-up of materials. Accessibility and awareness are the key strategies for making the ‘box’ an effective tool in reducing waste and further incorporating sustainable practices into the LDSOA operations and curriculum. The grant will fund the purchase of the freight container, the initial installation and retrofitting of the ‘box’, and operational controls of the ‘box’. The operations of the ‘box’ feed into studying long-term metrics of waste diversion and future research opportunities for sustainability and art.

Principle Student Investigator: Mason Towe, AB Economics, 2016

ICE-Vision: Breathless (2/19)


ICE-Vision: Breathless (Godard,1960)
Thursday, February 19 at 6 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150

Petty thug Michel (Jean-Paul Belmondo) considers himself a suave bad guy in the manner of Humphrey Bogart, but panics and impulsively kills a policeman while driving a stolen car. On the lam, he turns to his aspiring journalist girlfriend, Patricia (Jean Seberg), hiding out in her Paris apartment while he tries to pull together enough money to get the pair to Italy. But when Patricia learns that her boyfriend is being investigated for murder, she begins to question her loyalties.