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Dr. Alison Fields

2013 Visiting Scholar


Dr. Fields - 2013 Visiting ScholarFollowing a national search, Professor Alison Fields has been selected as the first Jim & Linda Burke Visiting Scholar in Literature at the Doel Reed Center for the Arts. Dr. Fields is the Mary Lou Milner Carver Professor of Art of the American West, Assistant Professor of Art History and Affiliate Faculty in Film and Media Studies at the University of Oklahoma. In 2009, she received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico after completing her dissertation, "False Closure: Narratives of Trauma, Healing, and American Nationhood." She has published articles in Public History and American Indian Quarterly, and is developing a book manuscript on cultural memory of the atomic bomb. At OU, she teaches courses in visual culture, western cinema, public memory, museology, and cultural tourism. Professor Fields interacted with undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in our June class on "The Nuclear Bomb and the Land of Enchantment." On Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 2 p. m., she gave a talk titled "Narratives of Peace and Progress: Atomic Museums in New Mexico and Japan." This presentation was free to the general public and took place in the Nicolai Fechin Studio of the Taos Art Museum.

Sonya Terpening

2013 Visiting Artist


Sonya Terpening, the Doel Reed Center's first-ever Smelser Vallion Visiting Artist, returned in that capacity for the summer of 2013. The Oklahoma State University alumna and award-winning painter resided in Oklahoma for many years before relocating to Grapevine, Texas. She has studied with many renowned American artists and has been practicing her craft professionally for almost thirty years. Her paintings are contained in the permanent collections of a number of museums across the country and may be seen as well in the State of Oklahoma Capitol Building and in OSU's Edmon Low Library. This past July, she worked alongside the students enrolled in Professor Angela Piehl's digital art class. Ms. Terpening also gave a talk about and demonstration of her work on Sunday, July 14 in the Nicolai Fechin Studio of the Taos Art Museum. Titled "Stories without Words," the well-attended presentation was free to the general public.


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