Happy Summer!

Photo Credit:  Tim Barcus (Campus Photographer)

The Art Department blog is on break until classes resume in late August…enjoy the summer, everyone, and be sure to check back again later in the summer to find out what's going on in Art at Truman!

Art History alumna update!

Natalie (Hall) Chardonnet (BA Art History) let us know recently that she has started the masters program in Nonprofit Administration at Lindenwood University in St. Louis.  Since graduating, Natalie has worked at St. Louis' Museum of Transportation, as an exhibit technician in charge of restoring artifacts, writing signage, designing exhibits, and cataloging artifacts.  Congratulations Natalie!

If you are an alum and have news for us (or just want to say hello), please drop us a line at art@truman.edu!

Digital Library News!

Truman's student-run KTRM News 36 recently did a story about Truman's Digital Library project that featured students from Dr. Orel's ART 428 Topics in Art History:  Museums & Collecting course!  The video is available here

From Truman's website: "The Truman State University Digital Library features digitized objects from the holdings of the Pickler Memorial Library Special Collections & University Archives. These include manuscripts, photographs, glass slides, vintage sheet music, and other unique and rare items. Please check back as new items and collections will be added on a continuing basis."

To view some of these interesting documents, please click here

Art History student presents at conference

Congratulations to senior Art History major, Amy Hall, who recently presented a paper entitled "The Modern Muse:  women in the work of Gustav Klimt" at the Baker University art history conference.  The paper was drawn from part of Amy's Senior Thesis project that focuses on issues of gender and women as subjects in the work of Gustav Klimt, a highly influential painter in late nineteenth-century Vienna.  Well done Amy!

Art History Alumnus Update

Stuart Henn (BA, Art History, 2002) recently accepted admission to Northern Illinois University's Masters of Arts in Art History program and will begin studies this fall.  
After graduation, Stuart worked at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy for a time until accepting a position with the Elmhurst Art Museum as Coordinator of External Relations.  While there Stuart authored the didactic panels for Sandra Jorgensen: Fitting In, an exhibition of recent acquisitions of work by Chicago Imagist artist Sandra Jorgensen.  Currently, Stuart is the Interim Educator at the Geneva History Center presenting adult and children's educational programming on local history to visitors and area school children.  
A former McNair Scholar, Stuart is eager and excited to return to school to pursue a Masters degree in art history this fall.
If you are an alum and have news to share with us, please drop us an e-mail at art@truman.edu!

Student Awards…congratulations!

Photo Credit:  Matt Derezinski

Congratulations to the following Art majors who were given awards by the Art faculty…well done everyone!

Outstanding Student–BA Art:  Laura Wellington

Outstanding Student–BA Art History:  Amy Hall

Outstanding Student–BFA Art (Studio):  Brittni Jakuboski

Outstanding Student–BFA Art (Visual Communication):  Sara Rudder

Departmental Service Award:  Kristine Campbell & Rachel Vaught

The following students received Departmental Honors:  Kristine Campbell, Emma Dunlap, Hannah Rosell, Sara Rudder, and Rachel Vaught

The following returning students were awarded scholarships by the Art Department faculty:  Danielle Bell, Katie Brewer, Wes Harbison, April Johnston, Shelby Maggart, Lona Moody, Danielle Naeger, Jessica Poole, Lauren Radix, Colleen Ryan, Shelby Seaman, Kathryn Sutton, Valerie Weinhaus, Kristin Williams, Carly Winchell, and Jake Wittrock.


Congratulations Graduates!

Photo Credit:  Tim Barcus (Campus Photographer)

Congratulations graduates!  We had a wonderful commencement ceremony on Saturday and it was great to celebrate all the graduating Art majors (including the four Vis Comm students pictured above).  Best wishes to each and all and please do stay in touch!  (art@truman.edu)