One of the joys of being in an art program is being surrounded by art of all kinds.
Laura Bigger sends this report:
Students in the Intermediate Drawings Explorations course are working on large-scale drawings on the walls in Ophelia Parrish near the gallery. Passersby have the opportunity to see work in progress through November 14th. Finished work will remain until late November. Make sure to check out the students’ work!
Art professors Lindsey Dunnagan and Francine Fox promoted interdisciplinary studies by inviting their students to sketch or paint in partnership with the sciences for first-hand experience with live, unique subjects.
Dunnagan’s class worked with science professors, including Jay Bauman, Elisabeth Hooper and Timothy Waston. Bauman taught students how to attach reflective nodes to their bodies and capture motion in 360 degrees by using special recording devices in the Piper Lab. Students painted how meaning is conveyed in body movements using the technology.
In another project, students painted plants and animals from the greenhouse using elements of a Japanese marbling technique and seed collections. Walston also set up a lab for students to investigate single cell organisms from pond water. The students also explored how other objects, such as dried plants, a cracked egg and clothes, looked when magnified a thousand times.
Teams within Fox’s class created multi-panel pieces of artwork centering on a given theme to render realistic representations of their subject matter. Later depictions also included distortions of their imagery to better communicate their concepts. Continue reading
The Art Department has added several new faculty this year. Check back on the blog this fall, because we will be highlighting them, along with other events and activities that are going on at Truman.
Don’t forget Majors Day on Tuesday, August 18, 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 16 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 18 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.
Submit your work this week for the Annual Juried Student Exhibition!
Students may submit up to four artworks (created as part of their Truman experience)
Works may be submitted in the University Art Gallery (OP 1114)
Tuesday, February 24, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 25, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 26, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
All declined artwork must be picked up Friday, February 27, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
The exhibition is being juried by Prof. Stephanie Lanter, Emporia State University. Prof. Lanter will be giving a Juror’s Talk on Thursday, February 26.
In addition, a reception and awards ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the University Art Gallery (OP 1114).
We hope to see you there, and students: submit your work!
Finals Week ends on Friday, December 12 with December graduation taking place on Saturday, December 13th. Congratulations to all Art Department (and Truman) graduates! Please stay in touch (email@example.com).
This also means that the Art Department blog will be taking a break until the week before classes start in January. However, during that time the blog will feature faculty artwork (and other images) related to winter themes so do check back often!
For now, greetings of the season to all!
There are lots of great things going on in the Art Department this week and next including some great town-gown collaboration. We hope to see you at some or all of them!
If you know of something else going on this week in the Art Department that’s not listed, let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, we hope to see you there!