Students in Professor Danielle Yakle’s Sculpture 1 class created giant inflatable animals and peppered Truman’s quad with these bouncy creatures on September 13th. This is a reoccurring project in the class so look for it next semester too. Here are some highlights of the day:
Art Professor Laura Bigger has an upcoming solo exhibition entitled Laws of Nature at the Mabee Gallery, Culver Stockton College, Canton, MO. The exhibition features a large body of new monotypes and other prints in her Black Hole series as well as a range of other prints, drawings, and installation-based pieces. The exhibition runs September 5th – October 4th with an opening reception on September 5th at 6:30 pm.
Truman is in to its summer season, with Joseph Baldwin Academy students on campus and incoming students visiting us to register for their fall classes. We welcome all of you, and hope those who are students already (and alumni) are having a great summer, whether working or interning, or just hanging out at the beach and painting or reading a really good book!
Art student Elle Renault’s painting p53 was selected from the recent Flora and Fauna exhibition to be purchased and displayed indefinitely in Magruder Hall. Congratulations to Elle for being selected and having the honor of her work remaining on display at Truman State University! Thanks to Dr. Anne Moody for organizing this people’s choice award and to the science faculty that donated money to purchase the work! We hope to continue this interdepartmental tradition with subsequent Flora and Fauna exhibitions going forward.
Assistant Professor of Art History Josh Hainy has had an article included in Visualizing the Body in Art, Anatomy, and Medicine Since 1800: Models and Modelling, edited by Andrew Graciano, and published by Routledge.
The article, “Grecian Theory at the Royal Academy: John Flaxman and the Pedagogy of Corporeal Representation,” grows out of research on John Flaxman that was a part of his dissertation at the University of Iowa.
The Art Bus class this spring was a trip to Chicago led by painting professor Lindsey Dunnagan and printmaking professor Laura Bigger.
While there the class met with artists and curators, visited grad schools, and saw original works of art, such as Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate, known colloquially as “The Bean” because of its shape.
Truman State University welcomed high school students from the Clarence Cannon Conference (CCC) of north east Missouri for the annual CCC Art Show on Wednesday April 10th, 2019 . With about eighty students we were able to see some amazing artwork from the high school students and show off our facilities. With many of the art professors delivering workshops the students were able to get some time with a professor and a taste of the university experience.
Congratulations to Maci Winters of Clark County for her Sunflower piece winning Best of Show honors and getting a $500 scholarship to Truman State University!