John Bohac Retrospective opens Tuesday, September 1

The first exhibition of the 2015 – 2016 academic year in the University Art Gallery will look back at the work of Prof. John Bohac (Studio:  Painting) over his career at Truman State University.  The show will be up from Tuesday, September 1 – Friday, October 2 in the Gallery (OP 1114).  This exhibition presents the forty-five-year artistic journey of John Bohac (Professor of Art) who has served at Truman State University for twenty-five years. A representative selection of over fifty of Prof. Bohac’s work will trace his career from a young student of painting to a wry commentator on the history of modern art. His retrospective exhibition includes paintings, drawings, manipulated signage, and mixed-media assemblages.

The opening reception will be held on Tuesday, September 2 at 6:00 p.m.   As always, the reception is open to everyone and will include refreshments as well as a chance to congratulate Prof. Bohac.

We hope to see you there!

First day of classes!


Thursday, August 20 is the first day of classes!  Welcome back to everyone, and best wishes for a great Fall 2015 semester.  We look forward to seeing you at lots of great Art Department events this year so check back here often to see what’s going on!

Majors Day Today!

Don’t forget Majors Day on Tuesday, August 18, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the University Art Gallery (OP 1114).  This is a day for all majors new to the Art Department (first-years, transfers, and others here this week) to meet the faculty and staff and learn more about the Department’s programs.  Students will also have a chance to meet with faculty in their respective areas (Art History, Studio Art, and Visual Communication) and have any advising questions answered as well.  There will also be treats and a good chance to socialize.  We’ll look forward to seeing everyone there!

Welcome, new students!


Welcome to all new students:  first-year, transfer, everyone!  Those living in dorms will be moving in on Sunday, August 16 and starting Truman Week classes as well.  We are so happy that you’re all here and look forward to seeing you all both during Truman Week and in classes this fall.

Just as a reminder, Majors Day for the Art Department is Tuesday, August 18 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the University Art Gallery (OP 1114).  This is a day for all new students to get to know the programs, faculty, and staff in the Department of their chosen major.  We look forward to seeing all new Art majors there!  Any questions, please e-mail

Welcome Back! (and Output Center Open House)

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Although most if not all faculty have been hard at work this summer teaching, making art, doing research, writing, preparing classes, and/or doing a bit of relaxing too, Wednesday, August 12 marks the official start of meetings for faculty and staff on campus so welcome back to everyone.  Stay tuned to the blog for news about what faculty have been up to over the summer and about the exciting goings on in the Art Department!

We are particularly excited in the Art Department that tomorrow will be an open house for the new Output Center in OP 1250.  Please join us Wednesday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. to learn more about this great new center and to congratulate Prof. Matt Derezinski and Prof. Rusty Nelson on all the hard work!

The Output Center will provide a range of services to faculty and students on various different platforms. Their services will include:  lamination; 3D printing; binding; large- and medium-format printing.  They also have 60” LG HD TV.

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