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Arts Institute honors faculty, staff for contributions to campus

April 17, 2008

The Arts Institute has selected the recipients of its 2008 awards in the arts. Honorees will be recognized at a program and reception on May 2. Following is a list of the honorees:

Stacey Barelos, graduate student, School of Music, David and Edith Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts. Barelos received master’s degrees in piano performance and composition from Bowling Green State University before coming to UW–Madison, where she is pursuing her doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance. While at Madison, she has won the UW–Madison Beethoven Competition as a performer and the UW–Madison Concerto Competition as a composer. She frequently tours, performing and presenting music of the 20th and 21st centuries, including compositions of her own.

Patricia Boyette, professor, Department of Theatre and Drama, Emily Mead Baldwin Award in the Creative Arts. Boyette is a professional actor and director and leads those disciplines in the Department of Theatre and Drama, where she has taught since 1992. She has appeared in major roles in regional theaters across the country and is currently an associate artist with Madison Repertory Theatre. This fall she will appear in the Madison Repertory Theatre and University Theatre co-production of “The Greeks.”

Boyette’s “Beckett Project,” a performance research project supported by her 2001 Arts Institute Creative Arts Award, has received national and international acclaim. She performed in and directed several Beckett plays in Los Angeles, London, Ireland, Austria, Wales and in Madison.

In 2006 she performed and directed local actors in Singapore in several of Beckett’s later plays (in English and Mandarin), and in 2007 she was a keynote speaker/performer at an international Beckett symposium in Tokyo.

Derrick Buisch, associate professor, Department of Art, Vilas Award. Buisch is an associate professor of painting. His recent showings include contributions to the 2007 Wisconsin Triennial at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and solo shows in Grand Rapids, Mich., at Mississippi State University, and the Wisconsin Academy Gallery.

In recent years he has been a visiting artist at the University of Florida, the University of South Florida, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Milliken University in Decatur, Ill., and UW-Eau Claire.

Laurie Beth Clark, professor, Department of Art, Arts Institute Creative Arts Award. Artist, scholar and educator, Clark has taught courses in video, installation and performance art since 1985. She has served as vice provost for faculty and staff programs since 2004 and was the founding coordinator of the Visual Culture Cluster.

She recently completed “The Everyday Life of Objects,” a virtual environment for which she interviewed more than 200 people about what they keep and why. “Veracity,” a video that addresses the performance of credibility through the testimony of women working in “truth professions” about their relationships with their late fathers, appeared as part of the 2007 Wisconsin Triennial.

Clark has focused on memory and memorialization in site-specific projects such as “Versteckte Kinder,” honoring children who survived the Holocaust, and “Halteschtellen,” representing the memories of children who grew up alongside atrocities.

Charles Dill, professor, School of Music, Vilas Award. Dill joined the faculty in 1989, where he is a professor of musicology. He has contributed articles to the publications Studies in Music History, Cambridge Opera Journal, Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Journal of the American Musicological Society, and the collections “French Musical Thought, 1600-1800” and “Operatic Migrations: Transforming Works and Crossing Boundaries.”

Dill is the recipient of several awards from the Graduate School Research Committee and has received Eugene M. Bolz Fellowships. His teaching-related awards include four Wisconsin/Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Awards and a Lilly Teaching Fellowship. He is currently a fellow in the University of Wisconsin Teaching Academy.

Chele Isaac, graduate student, Department of Art, David and Edith Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts. Isaac will receive a master of fine arts degree in May. She has exhibited work widely in Wisconsin, including at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Wisconsin Film Festival, the Overture Center for the Arts, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and several galleries and performance spaces throughout the Midwest. As an MFA student, Isaac has focused primarily on video and sound installations that she often locates outside of formal exhibition spaces.

Sarah Marty, outreach specialist, Division of Continuing Studies and the Arts, Joyce J. and Gerald A. Bartell Award in the Arts. With an undergraduate degree in music education and master’s degrees in both curriculum and instruction and arts administration, all from UW–Madison, Marty had campus connections before entering her current position. She has coordinated the Rhinelander School of the Arts, the Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival and Wisconsin Theatre Auditions and Technical Interviews.

Marty is passionate about arts outreach. She worked with the Madison Repertory Theatre and the University Theatre to start the Wisconsin Wrights New Play Project and is involved in the Madison Early Music Festival, Four Seasons Theatre, the Edgewood High School Drama program, Madison Opera and the UW Varsity Band Spring Concert. She is a member of the Madison Wind Ensemble, past member of the Madison Opera Chorus and teaches private music lessons

Lorrie Moore, professor of creative writing, Department of English, Emily Mead Baldwin Award in the Creative Arts. Moore has taught at UW–Madison since 1984 and has been a full professor since 1991. Her works include novels (“Anagrams” and “Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?”) and story collections (“Self-Help,” “Like Life” and “Birds of America”). She is also a frequent contributor to literary publications.

Her many honors include a National Endowment for the Arts award, an Ingram Merrill Foundation grant, Guggenheim and Lannan Foundation fellowships, the Prix de Rome, guest editorship of “The Best American Short Stories,” the Rea Award for the Short Story and the PEN/Malamud Award for the Short Story. Moore was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2006.