Students in Sculpture I discuss their work in the Atrium Gallery of Ophelia Parrish Hall. Professor Danielle Yakle (lower right in green shirt with black apron) teaches Sculpture, Fibers, and 3D Foundations courses.
This is the last week of the Student Juried Show in the University Gallery. We have pictures of students with their award-winning art if you need encouragement to see what students have been doing over the past year.
Third Prize: Natalie Gruber, A Fly in the Ointment, Watercolor
Best in show: Wesley Scafe, Market Worship, Wood, 3D printed plastic
2nd place: ZuZu Smugala, Pink Rock, Acrylic on canvas
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.
Laura Bigger’s Intermediate and Advanced Drawing Exploration students present Drawing – Implied in the Charlyn Gallery. The works in the exhibition explore “drawing,” the verb, in the abstract and test the limits of what one considers a drawing. Each artist created a wall-based installation that emphasizes formal decisions to create something that reads as a drawing, considers implied line or line created by both traditional and nontraditional means, and intentionally incorporates light and shadow to draw in a three-dimensional space.
Artists include: Maggie Adams, Sarah Early, Jamie Foutch, Natalie Gruber, Abby Moreno, Stephen Poindexter and Wesley Scafe.
The exhibition runs February 1st through 25th.
In conjunction with the “Wandering Sprit: African Wax Prints” exhibition currently up in the gallery, we hosted a small batik workshop in the fibers studio. Indonesian batik textiles severed as the inspiration for the nineteenth-century industrial Dutch imitations that became what we call African wax print fabric today. Fibers professor Daniel Yakle and Fibers club students walked students through how to apply layers of wax resist to create patterns on dyed cotton. The results were stunning!
Stephen Poindexter paints in wax on a scarf.
Exciting news! Elisabeth Held’s relief print “St. Dolly” and Machayla Poe’s fiber work “Fried” have been selected for the 2020 Student Union Building purchase prize! Each year, staff and students who work at the Student Union vote on two artworks from the Juried Student Exhibition to purchase for permanent display in the SUB. It was a tight vote because there are so many strong works in this year’s Juried Student Exhibition, up until September 29th.
Maggie Adams’ hand-felted installation work Digestive Gestation was accepted into Future Tense 2020. The show will be on display at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tennessee, from August 13 – October 27.
Future Tense 2020 celebrates the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques. The exhibition offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary fibers by presenting the very best work being made by students in the field today. This exhibition was juried by Stefanie Gerber, current director of the North Carolina Glass Center, and Rena Wood, Assistant Professor at Tennessee Tech University’s School of Art, Craft & Design at the Appalachian Center for Craft.
A full online exhibition of Future Tense 2020 will be live soon.
Truman is in to its summer season, with Joseph Baldwin Academy students on campus and incoming students visiting us to register for their fall classes. We welcome all of you, and hope those who are students already (and alumni) are having a great summer, whether working or interning, or just hanging out at the beach and painting or reading a really good book!