New Shows in the Gallery!

Two new exhibitions open in the Gallery on Tuesday, October 18:

Up Against the Wall:  Posters of Social Protest, organized by the University of Texas at El Paso

This exhibition features the work of thirteen international graphic designers who have made work in response to issues of social justice.

Deanna Dikeman:  New Work from the Art Omi Residency

Deanna Dikeman is a Kansas City-based photographer who recently won the Art Omi Residency at the the Omi International Art Center in upstate New York;  the exhibition in Truman's Gallery features work produced during this residency.  Her work is in the collections of museums including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.

The opening reception will be Tuesday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m.  Hope to see you there! And for more about these shows, and related programming, check out the Gallery blog.

Study Abroad and Internships in China!

Students and faculty at the Great Wall in China.  All Photos:  Ping Xu.

This past summer, Art Department faculty member Prof. Ping Xu (Visual Communication), together with Prof. Julie Minn (Classical and Modern Languages, Chinese), took a group of c. eighteen Truman State University students to China for seven weeks;  seven of the students were Visual Communications majors.  Students were in both Beijing and Shanghai.

While in Shanghai, the Vis Comm majors conducted a five-week internship at the top-ten ranked advertising agency, TBWA.

Students also visited the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and Pingyao, a 3000-year old ancient town in Shanxi province in addition to many other sites;  they also saw the famous ancient terra cotta warriors of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China.


IMG_1123Students and faculty at the Forbidden City, Beijing.

Last Chance to See the Faculty Show in the Gallery

Featured artist Prof. John Bohac discusses his work with Art students in the Gallery.  Prof. Bohac's work appears in the background.  Photo Credit: Ping Xu.

If you haven't seen the Faculty Show in the University Art Gallery or have been meaning to see it one last time, this week is your last chance!  The show, which features work by Profs. John Bohac (Painting), Julia Karll (Fibers), and Ping Xu (Visual Communications) will close Friday afternoon (October 7).  Stay tuned here for information about the next Gallery exhibitions…opening reception will be Tuesday, October 18th!  As always, more information also available at the Art Gallery blog.