Printmaking Trip!

Senior Charles Cantrell (Studio:  Printmaking) shared this great information about a recent trip related to historic printmaking in Missouri:  “This past Fall semester, Professor Jim Jereb and I went to the Deustcheim State Historic Site in Hermann, Missouri where the Museum maintains houses and areas that have survived through the years and are used to recreate the past, which includes a house in which newspapers were printed complete with an Iron hand press. Professor Jim Jereb has been working with the museum in Hermann for a few years now recreating the print shop where the newspapers were printed, and fixing up the press to working order. This trip we took was to check the pressure settings on the press and begin to figure out any other pieces of furniture or equipment necessary to recreate the site realistically , which meant we got to print some copies of a poem written by an ancestor of one of the benefactors of the museum as well as a wood type poster that I had set up.”

Prof. Kambli news!

Prof. Priya Kambli (Studio:  Photography) has had great successes this last semester!

  • She was invited to attend the third annual New York Portfolio Review! Her work was chosen from among 3500 portfolios and she traveled on Saturday, April 11th 2015 to a day of reviews and community in New York City.

 

  • An interview, accompanied by work, was published in Black and White Photography (174).

Congratulations!  For more information on Prof. Kambli and her work, please visit her website at http://www.priyakambli.com/

News from Alumni

We always love to hear from alums of the Art Department.  Here’s some of the great recent news we’ve received!

Leah Bowring received her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Mamie Cox writes:  “I will be studying at Newnham College at Cambridge University [in the UK]. Continuing research I began in my undergraduate [Art History] thesis on illustrations of anthropomorphic animals in children’s literature, I will complete a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature.

Taylor (Wysocke) Henry and her husband had their home featured in the finale of the DIY Network’s show Desperate Landscapes.

Lori Nix had her work featured in the February 9, 2015 issue of Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/2015/02/20/post-mankind-vision-photographer-lori-nix-305531.html 

Kelsey Wiskirchen is currently doing a fibers residency at the Appalachian Center for Crafts – a part of Tennessee Tech University in Smithville, Tennessee.  She writes:  “It is a satellite campus of Tennessee Technological University, which offers a BFA program in fibers, metals, woods, clay, and glass. During the summer, the Craft Center offers a program of weeklong workshops in all of the studios. I help manage the fibers studio, teach classes in Foundations and Fibers, and teach in the high school outreach program.”  Kelsey shared some photographs with us which are included below.

Congratulations to all!  Again, if you are an alum, we’d love to hear from you!  Please write to us at art@truman.edu.

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2015 graduate news

With graduation in May we have been getting news about things our graduates will be up to.  Here’s some of the great things we’ve heard about.  If you’re a recent grad, we’d love to hear from you!  Please write to us at art@truman.edu.

Hailey Gearo (Studio:  Painting) will have her work featured in her first one-person (solo) art exhibition.

Danielle Naeger (Studio:  Painting) will be enrolling in the Art Therapy program at Emporia State University in the fall.

Daniel Riekena (Studio:  Painting) has just been hired as the high school Art teacher in Chillicothe, MO for the next school year, and writes:  “I am very excited to be a part of such an inviting and active high school.”  He will replace another Truman-educated Art teacher in that position.  Daniel also won the Missouri Art Education Association’s annual art show in the sculpture category in April, as well as second place in Chillicothe’s Juried Local Artists Art Show last Thursday (his work was selected out of approximately 75 artworks).

Congratulations to all these bright students!  We’ll update this post as we get more information from more grads and, again, if you have news you’d like to share, please e-mail us at art@truman.edu!

 

 

 

Summer activities in Art!

Summer has arrived in Kirksville and the students, faculty, and staff in the Art Department will be taking full advantage of it.  Here are a few notes about what we’ve heard about from some faculty and students about summer plans:

Faculty

Dr. Sara Orel (Art History) writes:  “I will be working on two long-simmering Egyptological projects: the publication of the Gebel el-Haridi survey from the 1990s, and the re-examination of the excavations by John Garstang at Beni Hasan more than a century ago.  In addition, I am attending the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) business meeting, and beginning my third year as chair of the Arts and Humanities Division of CUR.”

Prof. Ping Xu (Visual Communications) will take five Visual Communications students to China for internships at TBWA Worldwide and McCann Workgroup Shanghai.

Students

Vis Comm students Will Genazzi, Nick Hollander, Olivia Brady, Lauren Jin, and Conner Frazier will join Prof. Xu’s study abroad trip.

Katie Feldkamp (Art History-History double major) writes:  “This summer I will be interning at the National WWI Museum in Kansas City. I will be working with the education coordinator to create different public programs and gain a better understanding of the mission of a museum.”

Duncan Holahan (Art History major) writes:  “For my summer I will be spending a month abroad in Málaga, Spain taking a course at the Universidad de Malaga on Spanish Art and Architecture.”

Dani Martin (Art History-Anthropology double major) will travel to Ireland for six weeks where she will tour various Medieval castles and cathedrals, as well as participate in an archaeological dig at Isert Kelly.

Emma Shouse (Art History major) has been accepted to do an internship with Saving Antiquities for Everone (SAFE).  Ms. Shouse will be working on social media writing, centering on Syria and Iraq, with possibly also some posts about Yemen.

Matt Treasure (Art History major) will participate in an archaeological dig under the direction of faculty from Pennsylvania State University at ancient Mendes in the Egyptian delta.

If you are a current student and have information to share about your summer activities, please e-mail us at art@truman.edu.  We’d love to hear from you!

Vis Comm Senior Portfolio exhibition closing reception tonight!

Please join us tonight (Friday, May 8, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.) at the Kirksville Arts Association for the closing reception for “Into the Unknown:  Vis Comm Voyagers Design Exhibition” (Visual Communications Senior Capstone Portfolio exhibition).  It’s a great chance to see some wonderful art and to congratulate these seniors.  The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.  We hope to see you there!

Finals Week in the Art Department (and some awards as well)

As those on Truman’s campus will know, this week is Finals Week–so, lots going on in the Art Department whether it’s final exams, final critiques, studio cleaning, and the like.  Here are a few of the additional things going on this week–hope to see you there!

Monday, May 4, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Exhibition of Work by Painting I students.  OP south atrium.

Thursday, May 7, 9:30 a.m. (on the Quad in front of OP)  The Leonardo bridge will be taken down so if you’ve been meaning to get by and see it, this week is your last chance!

Friday, May 8, 6:00 p.m. Visual Communications Senior Capstone Portfolio Exhibition:  closing reception.  Kirksville Arts Association.  The show will be up at the KAA May 7 – 9, 2015.

We hope to see you at many if not all of these great events!

We would also like to congratulate the following students who have received the following awards from Art Department faculty.  They will be honored at the Academic Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 8 at 5:00 p.m. in the SUB (Georgian Room).

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art
Danielle Naeger
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art History
Danielle Bell
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art: Studio Art
Alexander Eickhoff
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art: Visual Communications
Kristen Williams

Congratulations and best wishes to these talented and bright students.

Last day of classes and good luck with finals!

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Photo Credit: Tim Barcus (Campus Photographer)

Those on campus will know that Friday, May 1 is the last day of classes at Truman.  Finals Week will be next week, with Reading Day falling–as is tradition–on Wednesday, May 6.  Those on campus will also know that it’s been a particularly beautiful spring.  Prof. Aaron Fine (University Art Gallery/Studio Art) sent this picture of painting students enjoying the weather.

Also for next week:  the Leonardo bridge will be taken down on the morning of Thursday, May 7 so if you’ve been meaning to come see it, next week is your chance!

And stay tuned for more information about the Visual Communications Senior Portfolio display!

For now, good luck to all with finals and Finals Week.

Painting I students enjoying the spring weather out on the Quad.  Photo Credit:  Aaron Fine

Painting I students enjoying the spring weather out on the Quad. Photo Credit: Aaron Fine