Interdisciplinary and inter-program course on Leonardo!


This semester, Aaron Fine (Studio Art) and Julia DeLancey (Art History) are team-teaching a JINS seminar (Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar) on Leonardo da Vinci.  In the course, students are closely reading Leonardo’s own writings and exploring his notebooks on-line.  In addition, as students at a liberal arts and sciences institution they are being challenged to embrace all the ways of knowing the world which Leonardo used:  so, all students draw, all students do some science, all students write (and reflect in their writing), and so on.  We’ll be doing some more scientific work later in the semester and some building too but for today here are some pictures of students working on observational drawing.  Stay tuned for more!

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Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Submit your work this week for the Annual Juried Student Exhibition!

Students may submit up to four artworks (created as part of their Truman experience)

Works may be submitted in the University Art Gallery (OP 1114)

Tuesday, February 24, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 25, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 26, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

All declined artwork must be picked up Friday, February 27, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

The exhibition is being juried by Prof. Stephanie Lanter, Emporia State University.  Prof. Lanter will be giving a Juror’s Talk on Thursday, February 26.

In addition, a reception and awards ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the University Art Gallery (OP 1114).

We hope to see you there, and students:  submit your work!

Dr. Orel serves as Leader-in-Residence at Cottey College

Dr. Sara Orel served as the Leader-in-Residence at Cottey College, a women’s college in southern Missouri, on November 9th and 10th.  While there she met with undergraduate students as well as the leadership team at the College, and spoke to Sociology and History classes as well as giving a public lecture on her archaeological work in Egypt.  She enjoyed the opportunity to talk with the young women there and see Brianne Fulton, an Associate Professor of Art at the College, as well as a 2002 BFA graduate of Truman State University.

Below:  Sara Orel talking with students in the living room of the Center for Women’s Leadership, at Cottey College.  Courtesy of Brianne Fulton.

Sara at Cottey College November 9 2014