Happy Winter Break!


Finals Week ends on Friday, December 12 with December graduation taking place on Saturday, December 13th.  Congratulations to all Art Department (and Truman) graduates!  Please stay in touch (art@truman.edu).

This also means that the Art Department blog will be taking a break until the week before classes start in January.  However, during that time the blog will feature faculty artwork (and other images) related to winter themes so do check back often!

For now, greetings of the season to all!

Art Department events during Finals Week!

Strong Foundations

Monday, December 9 – Friday December 13

University Art Gallery (OP 1114)

The University Art Gallery will hold its annual Strong Foundations exhibition.  This show features student work from our Foundations courses selected by faculty as some of the most exemplary artwork produced in these intro-level Art courses.  The exhibition will be up during Finals Week, as well as the first four days of the Spring semester.  The closing reception will be held on Thursday, January 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Exhibition of Student Photographs

Wednesday, December 11

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Kirksville Arts Association (117 S. Franklin St.)

Students in Prof. Priya Kambli's Photography classes will be displaying work at Kirksville's arts center.  The opening will be on Wednesday from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. 

As always, these events are free and open to the public.  We hope to see you there!

Proficiency This Week

Photo Credit:  Rusty Nelson

This week, Art Department students concentrating in Studio Art and Visual Communications, and who have finished the Foundations program (generally first-semester sophomores), participated in the Proficiency Review.  Students select five pieces of work to display, as well as write about that work;  faculty then meet with each student to discuss her or his work.  The photo above shows some of the work up on the Department walls this week for that review.  Congratulations to students and faculty on completing this important part of our curriculum!

Students selected for “Strong Foundations”

Congratulations to the following Art majors who had their work selected and chose to exhibit last semester for the "Strong Foundations" exhibition in the University Art Gallery.  For that exhibition, faculty select work from the four courses in the Foundations program (Drawing I, Design I, Drawing II, and Design II) that they feel is of particularly high quality and demonstrates some of the best work done in the classes during that semester.

Congratulations, all!

Artists in "Strong Foundation", December 2012

Kristen Williams, Lauren Moll, Alison Abbenhaus, Katie Brewer, Arayna White, Allison Behm, Carly Winchell, Kathryn Sutton, Danielle Naeger, Curtis Leung, Jeannie Dailey, Elizabeth Williamson, Rachel Finney                   

BFA/BA Capstone Exhibition and “A Strong Foundation” in the University Art Gallery


This week, the University Art Gallery in Ophelia Parish is hosting the BFA and BA Capstone Exhibitions.  These exhibitions are the final culmination of the Capstone experience for students completing a degree in studio art.  Students in this semester's BFA exhibition are Emily Woll (painting) and Megan Moore (painting).  Students in the BA exhibition are Amanda Bell (fibers), Casey Bruno (fibers), Abby Buck (painting), and Cate Chaney (fibers).

In the Side Gallery, A Strong Foundation features exceptional student works selected by the faculty from this semester's Foundations Proficiency Exam. 

The reception for these exhibitions is tonight, December 4 at 6:00 pm.  Please join us to help celebrate the incredible work that our Studio Art students have done this semester.  The exhibit will be up through the end of this week, so stop by between classes when you need a break from studying!



Proficiency portfolios this week!

Photo Credit: Kelsey Wiskirchen

The walls of the Art wing of Ophelia Parrish (OP) this week are full of portfolios being displayed by students who have completed the four courses that make up the Foundations program in Art at Truman.  Students who have completed Drawing I and II and Design I and II submit five pieces, one from each course, and then a "fifth piece" of their choice that can have come from any of those courses.  Students also submit an Artist Statement to accompany their portfolio.  During this week, Art faculty members will be reviewing the portfolios and meeting with students to discuss how students are doing. The portfolios will be up until Friday of this week, so stop by to see some of the great work on display!

Photo 1

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!

Foundations Proficiency

The Fall 2010 Foundations Proficiency Exhibition displays the art work from the foundation classes of Drawing I and II and Design I and II. The hallways in Ophelia Parrish are always packed with student work during proficiency. Each student displays five pieces of artwork from the four foundation courses to demonstrate in an exhibition their proficiency in drawing and design.