Terry Rathje reports on former students:
- Dave Stram, 2009 art minor, won an award for his digital photography in the Chimney Rock State Park photo contest.
The Grand Prize winner is Dave Stram from Schaumburg, IL. Dave submitted several images and they were all beautiful. In fact, the judges had such a difficult time choosing just one of Dave’s interesting photos that they chose three. Dave visited with his family over spring break and despite the rainy weather was able to capture some very unique views of the Park.
“This is my favorite picture taken of Chimney Rock because it captures the scale of the view and the unique relationship between photographer and the people within the photograph,” Dave says referring to the panoramic (shown above). Pictured are Greg Stram, Sam Miller, Melissa Miller and Stephanie Stram.
- Donghwa Kim, who earned a BFA in 2005 at WIU and an MFA at the Art Institute of Chicago, has recently taken a position as an Assistant Professor in the Art Department of Central Michigan University. We wish her well in her academic career.