Studio Art Faculty activities

New work by Jan Clough is on display at Southeastern Community College.

“Pictures at an Exhibition,” a series of drawings by Bruce Walters, was displayed in the RiverCenter from March 1-9, 2013. The exhibit was curated by Ethan Leader of MidCoast Fine Arts. The exhibit was on display to coincide with the Quad City [...]

Walters’ Shows at Black Hawk

The ArtSpace Gallery at Black Hawk College is showcasing Halloween Flight 2012 by Bruce Walters starting Monday, Oct. 1 through Friday, Nov. 2.
“This exhibition is an exploration of Halloween as the surviving link to ancient harvest celebrations and traditions of remembering the dead that reach back millennia,” Walters says. “I’ve tried to capture [...]

Walters’ Art in Plain Sight: “Exhaling Dissolution”

Bruce Walters, art department professor, has written another segment for his Art in Plain Sight series.
From the River Cities’ Reader:
Just north of the corner of 18th Street and Middle Road in Bettendorf is – strangely – a large head made of bark in an open field. More than 13 feet tall, it’s [...]

Walters’ Double Whammy–Halloween and NASA!

From the Peoria Journal Star:
PEORIA —Bruce Walters loves a good mystery, but not the kind you read in a book. It’s the mysteries of life that get Walters.
In two major projects, the Davenport-based artist is exploring two seemingly dissimilar mysteries — Halloween and NASA.
“They seem on the surface like dead opposites, but they are both [...]

Spangler Teaches Workshop in Kansas

Shawn Spangler, art department instructor, presented “Shawn Spangler: Construction,” October 4 - 5, 2012 at the Fort Hays State University Ceramics Lab.
The workshop focused on the interface of design, functional ceramic forms and surfaces. Shawn discussed his work in a lecture as part of the workshop.

Art’s Rathje in Two Exhibitions

Terry Rathje is participating in two exhibitions.
He has an installation at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, MI from September 21- November 4th. The work is a collaboration with University of Iowa professor, Monica Correia, and is a foam structure based on the design of a snake skeleton entitled ‘Ophidian.’
From the [...]

Assistant Professor Lindquist Publishes

Sherry C. M. Lindquist, Department of Art, has three publications currently.

Meanings of Nudity in Medieval Art (Ashgate, 2012)
“Gender” in “Medieval Art History Today - Critical Terms” a special issue of Studies in Iconography, 33 (2012): 113-30
“Memorializing Knute Rockne at the University of Notre Dame: Collegiate Gothic Architecture and Institutional Identity,” Winterthur Portfolio, 46/1, [...]

Art Student and Alum News

Susan Czechowski sends news of alums and current students.
Art Education major Emily Morrell interned at the Saint Louis Art Museum this summer in the Art Education Department.
Art major Ashley Merchant interned at Def Jam Recordings in NYC this summer.
Art Education major Ashley VanDeCasteele interned for Quad City Arts this past summer for the third time.
Alum [...]

Mahoney has Solo Exhibit

Julie Mahoney has a solo exhibition of  paintings at the Len G. Everett Gallery at Monmouth College from Friday August 31 through September 21.

Alum George Combines Art and Athletics

Alum Ken George, BA Art 2007, has found a way to combine his love of art and his interest in athletics.

George has been a competitive bodybuilder since 2009 and has taught animation and motion capture classes as an adjunct instructor in DePaul’s College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) since 2010. To [...]