Student Research Conference on Tuesday

The twenty-fifth annual Student Research Conference will take place at Truman State University on Tuesday, April 17.  On that day, classes are cancelled so that the entire university can participate in and attend presentations (in a wide variety of formats) of research conducted by students at Truman. The conference includes spoken presentations, poster presentations, exhibitions, and performances, and also includes a campus-wide lunchtime lecture as well.  For more information on the Conference, a full schedule, and more please visit the conference website.

Nine Art Department majors will be presenting their work at the conference.  Congratulations to everyone, students and mentors alike!

The following three students will exhibit their work on the South Atrium gallery space in OP;  their artwork will be on display from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday;  these students will also be present in the Atrium space from 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. to answer questions about their work.  Click on the title for more information.

Exploration and Alteration of Wheel-Thrown Ceramic Forms
Rose E. Runser

Claudia E. Convers

Photographic Printmaking Process
Michael K. Sistek

In addition, four senior Art History majors will present aspects of their year-long Senior Thesis research on Tuesday morning in OP 2210 from 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

The Modern Muse: Women in the Work of Gustav Klimt
Amy M. Hall

Couture: Elsa Schiaparelli’s Surrealist Object
Mary M. Sauerwein

Frida Kahlo: Mexicanidad y Mujeres
Rebecca A. Pursley

Beyond the Outside: Inside Henry Darger's Legacy
Victoria L. Smith

Two additional students will present work as part of other sessions:

Photo Manipulation
Kristine Campbell, 9:45 OP 2210

Effect of Working with Clay on Mood States and Stress Levels in College Students
Claire M. Schueler, 8:30 a.m. MG1090

Also of interest may be presentations in a session on Disability and the Arts, to be held in OP 2210 from 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

And, also of interest, will be a reception for the Cabinet of Curiosities at the Ruth W. Towne Museum and Visitors Center at 2:30 p.m. 

And finally, the University Art Gallery will host an exhibition of work by students in partial completion of the requirements for the BA Art degree.  The opening reception will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday in the University Art Gallery.

We hope to see you at some or all of these events!