Comazzi receives NEA Access to Artistic Excellence grant

John Comazzi (Architecture) has received an Access to Artistic Excellence grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (2009) for the support of two Design Camps for Educators, to be held in the Summer of 2010, working with elementary school students and educators to develop and implement design-based teaching modules as a catalyst for integrated learning.

Comazzi has also curated an exhibition entitled "Inflected Modernism: The Architecture Photography of Balthazar Korab" that reexamines canonical works of mid-century Modern architecture through the interpretive lens of Balthazar Korab. The exhibition will open at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in January 2010 and will include a public lecture that will examine Korab's life, career, and body of work. This exhibition will be partially funded by an Imagine Fund Grant for the Arts & Humanities and plans are in the works for additional venues.