Summer activities in Art!

Summer has arrived in Kirksville and the students, faculty, and staff in the Art Department will be taking full advantage of it.  Here are a few notes about what we’ve heard about from some faculty and students about summer plans:

Faculty

Dr. Sara Orel (Art History) writes:  “I will be working on two long-simmering Egyptological projects: the publication of the Gebel el-Haridi survey from the 1990s, and the re-examination of the excavations by John Garstang at Beni Hasan more than a century ago.  In addition, I am attending the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) business meeting, and beginning my third year as chair of the Arts and Humanities Division of CUR.”

Prof. Ping Xu (Visual Communications) will take five Visual Communications students to China for internships at TBWA Worldwide and McCann Workgroup Shanghai.

Students

Vis Comm students Will Genazzi, Nick Hollander, Olivia Brady, Lauren Jin, and Conner Frazier will join Prof. Xu’s study abroad trip.

Katie Feldkamp (Art History-History double major) writes:  “This summer I will be interning at the National WWI Museum in Kansas City. I will be working with the education coordinator to create different public programs and gain a better understanding of the mission of a museum.”

Duncan Holahan (Art History major) writes:  “For my summer I will be spending a month abroad in Málaga, Spain taking a course at the Universidad de Malaga on Spanish Art and Architecture.”

Dani Martin (Art History-Anthropology double major) will travel to Ireland for six weeks where she will tour various Medieval castles and cathedrals, as well as participate in an archaeological dig at Isert Kelly.

Emma Shouse (Art History major) has been accepted to do an internship with Saving Antiquities for Everone (SAFE).  Ms. Shouse will be working on social media writing, centering on Syria and Iraq, with possibly also some posts about Yemen.

Matt Treasure (Art History major) will participate in an archaeological dig under the direction of faculty from Pennsylvania State University at ancient Mendes in the Egyptian delta.

If you are a current student and have information to share about your summer activities, please e-mail us at art@truman.edu.  We’d love to hear from you!

Vis Comm Senior Portfolio exhibition closing reception tonight!

Please join us tonight (Friday, May 8, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.) at the Kirksville Arts Association for the closing reception for “Into the Unknown:  Vis Comm Voyagers Design Exhibition” (Visual Communications Senior Capstone Portfolio exhibition).  It’s a great chance to see some wonderful art and to congratulate these seniors.  The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.  We hope to see you there!

Finals Week in the Art Department (and some awards as well)

As those on Truman’s campus will know, this week is Finals Week–so, lots going on in the Art Department whether it’s final exams, final critiques, studio cleaning, and the like.  Here are a few of the additional things going on this week–hope to see you there!

Monday, May 4, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Exhibition of Work by Painting I students.  OP south atrium.

Thursday, May 7, 9:30 a.m. (on the Quad in front of OP)  The Leonardo bridge will be taken down so if you’ve been meaning to get by and see it, this week is your last chance!

Friday, May 8, 6:00 p.m. Visual Communications Senior Capstone Portfolio Exhibition:  closing reception.  Kirksville Arts Association.  The show will be up at the KAA May 7 – 9, 2015.

We hope to see you at many if not all of these great events!

We would also like to congratulate the following students who have received the following awards from Art Department faculty.  They will be honored at the Academic Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 8 at 5:00 p.m. in the SUB (Georgian Room).

Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art
Danielle Naeger
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art History
Danielle Bell
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art: Studio Art
Alexander Eickhoff
Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Art: Visual Communications
Kristen Williams

Congratulations and best wishes to these talented and bright students.

This week in the Art Department!

It’s the last week of classes at Truman so there is lots going on in the Art Department!

ART 429 Historical Methods Mini-Conference:  junior Art History majors Duncan Holahan and Matt Treasure, and senior Art History minor Danielle Naeger, will present their historiographic research at a mini-conference which they have organized for Tuesday, April 28 from 9:00 – 10:20 a.m. in OP 2210.

BA/BFA Studio Exhibition:  in partial fulfillment of degree requirements, Hailey Gearo, Danielle Naeger, Colleen Ryan, and Jessica Zilch (BA in Art) will be exhibiting artwork as will Alex Eickhoff (BFA in Studio Art).  The opening reception will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the University Art Gallery (OP 1114).  As always, this Gallery event is free and open to the public.

Strong Foundations exhibition:  continuing through this week in the Gallery is the Strong Foundations show; this features work selected by Art Department from produced in Art Studio Foundations courses (and generally as part of the Foundations Proficiency portfolio review).  This semester, work by Hannah Nicks, Sadie Pafford, Nicholas Phan, Joslyn Ross, Colleen Ryan, Taylor Schulz, and Yochi Tu appears in the show.

Clay People sale: students in the ceramics club, Clay People, will be holding a sale of their work on Thursday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the Quad (rain location: OP main atrium).  Great chance to buy reasonably priced, hand made, sustainable, and beautiful gifts!

We hope to see you at some or all of these great events, and stay tuned for more on the BFA in Visual Communications senior portfolio exhibition on Monday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kirksville Arts Association!

 

This Week in the Art Department!

If you’re looking for information on the Leonardo bridge project, just scroll down.

Otherwise, there’s great things going on in the Art Department this week!  Lots of Art students are presenting at the Student Research Conference on Tuesday, April 14 so we hope you can join!  Check out the program here: http://src.truman.edu/browse/summarynew.asp?year=2015

On Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol) will be giving a public lecture entitled “The Valley of the Kings” (OP 2210).  Dr. Dodson is an internationally recognized expert on ancient Egypt and his lecture is free and open to the public.

We hope to see you at one of these great events!  And stay tuned for more about the student exhibitions opening next week as well.