Pierce is Spring Visiting Artist

Brett Eberhardt reported the following:
The Western Illinois University Art Department Visiting Lectures Committee hosted Visiting Artist Stephanie Pierce on Western’s campus at the end of March.
Sourcing common objects such as a bed, window, plant, and radio, Stephanie Pierce’s perceptually based paintings reveal passages of change in search of shifts, connections, and uprisings where the everyday [...]

Walters’ Exploring Nasa Project

Bruce Walters reports that the Exploring Nasa project is moving right along.
He has met with the Figge interim director, development staff, education curator and staff and the building manager. In addition to the huge projection on the outside of the building and a commitment to partial funding, the Figge has also requested [...]

Smith is Graduate Jeweler

According to Kat Myers, alum Sarah Smith, BA Art 2008, attended the Gemological Institute of America at the GIA Headquarters in Carlsbad, CA. She completed the 26 week Graduate Jeweler Program and earned her Graduate Jeweler Diploma.
She is currently working for Sturhahn Jewelers who have been in business in Quincy, IL since 1911.

Eberhardt Shows in Chicago

Brett Eberhardt’s show “Plain Sight” is at the Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago from April 13 to May 26.
According to the Packer Schopf website:
The imagery in Eberhardt’s paintings invite the type of reflection that occurs when one slowly observes one’s surroundings and realizes the human activity, both intentional and unintentional, that led to the current [...]

Holz to Present in Berlin

Keith Holz, Associate Professor, Art History, Department of Art, will be speaking in the international conference “The Post War Moment: Historical Futures in Visual Culture” taking place on June 15, 2012 at the John F. Kennedy Institute of the Free University of Berlin, Germany.
His talk is entitled: “Postwar reckonings with Nazi [...]

Maker-Made: Students Quene and Racky Exhibit

From Shawn Spangler, Assistant Professor of Art, Ceramics
With Maker Made, Matthew Racky and Belinda Quene share with us the traditionally private world of the creative process.
Their exhibition in the Student Arts Gallery puts both art and process on display, as it will be part working studio, part gallery space.
Quene says “We are placing [...]