Painting alumna Lindsay Picht had an exhibition of her work at the Columbia Art League in Columbia, Missouri. It was open from October 29-November 20.
To better reflect what we offer in the department we have decided to change the name. The department is officially named Art+Design+Art History, or ADAH as the acronym. Our courses in the catalog will keep the ART prefix for our courses.
Design Professor Russell Nelson and Ceramics Professor Eric Ordway have both been selected as Featured Artists for the month of August by the Missouri Arts Council. The MAC selects artists with diverse demographics and locations throughout the state who are producing quality original work in a variety of art mediums and genres.
Intermediate and Advanced Drawing students have created large, spite-specific artworks drawn directly on the walls in Ophelia Parrish. The work can be viewed through April 15th in the hallway adjacent to the Truman State University Gallery. Come check out the exhibition! And if you haven’t seen it yet, visit the Juried Student Show in the gallery!
Heidi Cook, our gallery director, has announced the winners of this year’s juror prizes and the Student Union Purchase Prizes. Our juror this year was Nick Satinover of Middle Tennessee University, and he assigned the following juror’s awards:
Rachel McCary, Restless Wanderer, Oil on canvas
Shania Montúfar, Brain Fog, Inkjet print
Maddie Morris, Self Portrait Six Ways, Watercolor
Kristen Buck, Flowers leaping, Paper and wire
3rd place ($50):
Natalie Gruber, A Fly in the Ointment, Watercolor
2nd place ($50):
ZuZu Smugala, Pink Rock, Acrylic on canvas
1st place ($75):
Maggie Adams, Sink or Swim, Cotton, fishing line
Best in show ($150):
Wesley Scafe, Market Worship, Wood, 3D printed plastic
Each year selected Truman staff and student workers get to vote on two works to purchase for the Student Union Building Purchase Prize for $250 each. This year they chose
ZuZu Smugala, Pink Rock, Acrylic on canvas, Course: Painting III
Phuong Duong, Intuitive, Spray paint and acrylic
Congrats to our award winners! Please brag about this to all of your friends and family.
Professor of Printmaking Laura Bigger has been selected as one of the Missouri Artists of the Month by the Missouri Arts Council. In her artist’s statement she writes:
My work explores the relationships that exist among humans, animals, and ecosystems, particularly in terms of the food chain, raw materials, and the human tendency to exert control over natural systems. My art considers existential quandaries such as what it means to be a human today, how we can live in the world responsibly, and what our obligation is to do so. As a multimedia artist, I question anthropocentric viewpoints and interpret the manmade environment primarily through print, drawing, and installation.
Intermediate and Advanced Drawing students are currently doing a project in which they work at a large scale directly on the walls in Ophelia Parrish in the hallway across from the Art Gallery. You can see their in-process work for the next week or so and then their finished drawings will remain in place through April 11th. Here is an image of the students working on-site.