Batik Workshop

Danielle Yakle demonstrates Batik

Professor Danielle Yakle demonstrates the process of batik to Truman students

In conjunction with the “Wandering Sprit: African Wax Prints” exhibition currently up in the gallery, we hosted a small batik workshop in the fibers studio. Indonesian batik textiles severed as the inspiration for the nineteenth-century industrial Dutch imitations that became what we call African wax print fabric today. Fibers professor Daniel Yakle and Fibers club students walked students through how to apply layers of wax resist to create patterns on dyed cotton. The results were stunning!

Students work on their batik scarves

Chetanae Ellison waves to the camera, enjoying her experimentation in wax painting on cloth.Wax painting

Stephen Poindexter paints in wax on a scarf.

Student with completed scarf

Lee Gardunia shows off a completed batik project.

Print Professor Laura Bigger Interview

Professor Laura Bigger was the subject of an interview in Art Reveal Magazine. Congratulations on the recognition! In the interview, she talks about her own art and contemporary art more broadly. One of the focuses is on her most recent series of work, Celestial Bodies. Here is a sample of that work:

Radiate, monoprint (intaglio & relief with copper leaf), 10.5 x 14.5,” 2019

Radiate, monoprint (intaglio & relief with copper leaf), 10.5 x 14.5,” 2019

Juried Student Show

Because of the measures taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Truman State University Art Gallery will closed for the remainder of the 2020 spring and summer calendar. We’re sorry to announce that the 2020 Juried Student Exhibition and the spring BA/BFA capstone exhibitions will be canceled.
The Annual Juried Student Exhibition is always one of the highlights of the year in the University Art Gallery. We’re sad we won’t be able to invite visitors to view the art of our hardworking Truman students in person this spring. However, you can check out these photographs of the student artworks selected for juror awards (before spring break) by this year’s juror, Barry Anderson, Professor of Art at UMKC. Congratulations again to all the students who were selected for the show and to those who received awards!
Honorable mentions went to:
Abby Miriani, “God is a Powerful Woman,” fibers
Bethany Schatz, “Modern Fairytale,” wood sculpture
Ingrid Erickson, “A happy slug,” quilt
Maggie Adams, “Threaded Vase,” porcelain
Vee Le, “gauze,” photography
3rd place:
Machayla Poe, “The Barry County Olympic Games,” acrylic
2nd place:
Emmett Divendal, “Mouth, Brain, Skin, Soul,” felt
1st place:
Wesley Scafe, “Basic Living,” wood sculpture
Best in show:
Lindsay Picht, “Projection,” oil on canvas
To see highlights from the show, visit this facebook album: