Alumni Sharing Their Research

Truman State University Art History alumni Jasmine (Fry) Cloud and Ryan Gregg both presented new research at this year’s Sixteenth Century Studies conference in mid-October. The meeting marked the 50th anniversary of that interdisciplinary organization for scholars of the early modern or Renaissance period. Dr. Cloud, now Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Design at the University of Central Missouri gave her paper–“Early Modern Infrastructure: The Routes and Roads of the Roman Forum”–in a session entitled “The Built Environment of Rome”. Dr. Gregg, department chair of the Department of Art, Design, and Art History at Webster University in St. Louis, presented his research in a session on artistic identity; his paper carried the title “Francesco da Sangallo’s Beard: Artistic Identity in Portraits of Cinquecento Sculptors”. Congratulations to both!

Wesley is a Wiz!

Sculpture student Wesley Scafe demonstrates the fully functional ribbon cutting scissors he constructed for Truman State University. They were used for the first time at the 2019 Homecoming celebration and ribbon cutting for the new plaza and fountain. Thank you Wesley!

Breaking News About Priya Kambli

Truman is excited to announce that Professor Priya Kambli’s series, “Buttons for Eyes” is one of the two winning bodies of work for the “Story Category” for the Female in Focus award, “a new award from 1854 Media, running for the first time in 2019. The aim of the award is to highlight the exceptional quality of work by female photographers around the world.”

At 1854’s core is British Journal of Photography, the world’s longest running photography title, which has been showcasing pioneers of the art form since 1854.

The winning series will be part of the Female in Focus exhibition, taking place at United Photo Industries in Brooklyn, NYC for a month in Oct /Nov 2019 – with the opening being on Oct 22, 2019.

Professor Kambli’s series, “Buttons for Eyes” has also been selected as one of 10 Finalist in The Print Center’s 94th ANNUAL International Competition from the 512 international artists that applied.

From the 10 finalists, they will select three solo exhibitions winners. Those exhibitions will open at The Print Center in January 2020. Winners will also will be eligible for additional awards – including cash, acquisition and material prizes – granted in spring 2020. The full list of Finalists and Semifinalists will be publicly announced in an email newsletter later in October.

“The Print Center, a nonprofit gallery located in Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, encourages the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary arts through exhibitions, publications and educational programs. The Print Center is an international voice in print; our global outlook coincides with a strong sense of local purpose. Recognized as a locally significant and internationally respected gallery, an art education provider and an artists’ advocate, The Print Center is known for supporting emerging and established artists; developing unusual and intriguing programs that attract a diverse audience; and making art accessible to all members of the community.