The Art Department blog will be taking a break for the rest of the summer, but please come back in mid-August as we gear up for the new academic year and look forward to welcoming new first-year and transfer students.
However, in case readers missed the news earlier in the spring, we will repost the great news about alum Lori Nix winning a Guggenheim Fellowship!
The Art Department is very pleased and proud to announce that alumna Lori Nix (Art History and Studio Art) just been named a 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in the Creative Arts (Photography)!
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation was founded by US Senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife as a memorial to a son who died in 1922. As the Foundation website states, “….[it] offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed.” The Guggenheim Fellowships “are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.”
Those on campus in Kirksville will remember the recent exhibition of Nix’s work in the University Art Gallery (Fall 2013) as well as Nix’s great visit to and talk on campus during that exhibition.
To read more about and to see some of Ms. Nix’s work, please visit her website.