Every year, the art department honors our strongest artists in foundational classes (observational drawing, figure drawing, and three-dimensional design) with a show in the Charlyn Gallery. Then, we choose three particularly successful students to award with scholarships. This year, congratulations goes to Julia Kidwell, Audrey Allison, and Natalie Gruber!
Former Truman Student Reina Koyano is making waves with her beautiful illustrations that combine pin up models with sneakers. See her interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPrG-nvYaa4
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!
Art Professor Laura Bigger has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Banana Factory Arts Center in Bethlehem, PA entitled Celestial Bodies. It will be on view from late August through late October, 2019. The exhibition features prints from a few different bodies of work that are visually connected through their integration of celestial bodies such as clouds and space.