Blog readers will remember the exciting news that Truman Art Department alumna Lori Nix won, last May, a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. She and fellow artist Kathleen Gerber were commissioned by Time to create the cover for the Thursday, June 26, 2014 issue! To learn more about Nix and Gerber’s process, and the creation of the cover image, and to watch a video about both, click here. Congratulations again!
Don’t forget Majors Day on Tuesday, August 19, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the University Art Gallery (OP 1114). This is a day for all majors new to the Art Department (first-years, transfers, and others here this week) to meet the faculty and staff and learn more about the Department’s programs. Students will also have a chance to meet with faculty in their respective areas (Art History, Studio Art, and Visual Communication) and have any advising questions answered as well. There will also be treats and a good chance to socialize. We’ll look forward to seeing everyone there!
Welcome to all new students: first-year, transfer, everyone! Those living in dorms will be moving in on Sunday, August 17 and starting Truman Week classes as well. We are so happy that you’re all here and look forward to seeing you all both during Truman Week and in classes this fall.
Just as a reminder, Majors Day for the Art Department is Tuesday, August 19 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the University Art Gallery (OP 1114). This is a day for all new students to get to know the programs, faculty, and staff in the Department of their chosen major. We look forward to seeing all new Art majors there! Any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although most if not all faculty have been hard at work this summer teaching, making art, doing research, writing, preparing classes, and/or doing a bit of relaxing too, Wednesday, August 13 marks the official start of meetings for faculty and staff on campus so welcome back to everyone. Stay tuned to the blog for news about what faculty have been up to over the summer and about the exciting goings on in the Art Department!