The Art Department blog is on break until classes resume in late August…enjoy the summer, everyone, and be sure to check back again later in the summer to find out what's going on in Art at Truman!
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Natalie (Hall) Chardonnet (BA Art History) let us know recently that she has started the masters program in Nonprofit Administration at Lindenwood University in St. Louis. Since graduating, Natalie has worked at St. Louis' Museum of Transportation, as an exhibit technician in charge of restoring artifacts, writing signage, designing exhibits, and cataloging artifacts. Congratulations Natalie!
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Truman's student-run KTRM News 36 recently did a story about Truman's Digital Library project that featured students from Dr. Orel's ART 428 Topics in Art History: Museums & Collecting course! The video is available here.
From Truman's website: "The Truman State University Digital Library features digitized objects from the holdings of the Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections & University Archives. These include manuscripts, photographs, glass slides, vintage sheet music, and other unique and rare items. Please check back as new items and collections will be added on a continuing basis."
To view some of these interesting documents, please click here.
Congratulations to senior Art History major, Amy Hall, who recently presented a paper entitled "The Modern Muse: women in the work of Gustav Klimt" at the Baker University art history conference. The paper was drawn from part of Amy's Senior Thesis project that focuses on issues of gender and women as subjects in the work of Gustav Klimt, a highly influential painter in late nineteenth-century Vienna. Well done Amy!
Last month Prof. John Bohac took a group of Art students to Des Moines, Iowa to visit three great art sites: the Des Moines Art Center, the John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and Creative Coldsnow (art supplies). The group is pictured above outside the Des Moines Art Center.
Congratulations to the following Art majors who were given awards by the Art faculty…well done everyone!
Outstanding Student–BA Art: Laura Wellington
Outstanding Student–BA Art History: Amy Hall
Outstanding Student–BFA Art (Studio): Brittni Jakuboski
Outstanding Student–BFA Art (Visual Communication): Sara Rudder
Departmental Service Award: Kristine Campbell & Rachel Vaught
The following students received Departmental Honors: Kristine Campbell, Emma Dunlap, Hannah Rosell, Sara Rudder, and Rachel Vaught
The following returning students were awarded scholarships by the Art Department faculty: Danielle Bell, Katie Brewer, Wes Harbison, April Johnston, Shelby Maggart, Lona Moody, Danielle Naeger, Jessica Poole, Lauren Radix, Colleen Ryan, Shelby Seaman, Kathryn Sutton, Valerie Weinhaus, Kristin Williams, Carly Winchell, and Jake Wittrock.
Congratulations graduates! We had a wonderful commencement ceremony on Saturday and it was great to celebrate all the graduating Art majors (including the four Vis Comm students pictured above). Best wishes to each and all and please do stay in touch! (firstname.lastname@example.org)