Spangler Presents at Utilitarian Clay Symposium

Shawn Spangler will be attending Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN September 19-22.
Held every four years since 1992, Arrowmont’s Utilitarian Clay Symposium enjoys an international audience in celebrating and demonstrating the limitless interpretations of the utilitarian clay object. The symposium attracts those who are interested in not only the practical concerns with [...]

Walters’ Art in Plain Sight~Lost Quad Cities: Removed, Relocated, and Recovered Public Art

Bruce Walters’ most recent Art in Plain Sight, Lost Quad Cities: Removed, Relocated, and Recovered Public Art, is the cover story for the River Cities Reader.
I recently came across a photograph of downtown Davenport taken from the corner of Second and Harrison streets and facing north. The photo has a 1907 copyright date [...]

Jackson Shows at Buchanan Center

Thomas Jackson, BA 1972, has had 3 photographs and one oil painting accepted into Arts 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition at the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, IL. The show will run from August 31 to October 13, 2012.
Internationally acclaimed American figurative painter and sculptor Eric Fischl selected American Slice 26, American Cipher [...]

Bernhardt’s PBR Art

Susan Czechowski reports that Jesse Bernhardt, BA 2012, history major and art minor, has created prints for the PBR Art Gallery.

Jesse studied printmaking this past year with both Bill Howard and Susan.  This spring Jesse found a passion combining silkscreen and Pabst Blue Ribbon.  He entered work in the online PBR Art [...]

Walters’ Awarded Iowa Artist’s Grant, Adds Videos to Exploring NASA, and Celebrates the 4th

Bruce Walters has received a Major Artist Grant from the Iowa Arts Council for the Exploring NASA project.  He was awarded the maximum amount of $10,000.  Congratulations Bruce!
He has uploaded two HD quality sections of Exploring NASA to youtube.  Check out the Exploring NASA website and don’t forget to “like” the Exploring NASA [...]

Kerrn Does Design for Whole Foods

Abby Kerrn, BA Art 2003, reports that she has just accepted a position as a Graphic Designer for Whole Foods in Plano, Texas.  Way to go Abby.

Exploring Nasa

Bruce Walters is asking everyone to ‘Like’ the Exploring NASA facebook page. Spread the word! Walters intends to post information about the project several times a week, so it will be an active page.
He is also updating www.exploringnasa.com and would appreciate any suggestion or comments.
Exploring NASA is the collaboartive effort of artists, musicians, scientists [...]

Alum Jackson Shows in New York, Oregon, and Texas

Thomas Jackson, BA art 1972, had three photographs selected for a national juried exhibition in New York.
Susan Thompson, Curatorial Assistant at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC selected American Cipher 52, 53, and 41 to be shown in the Dutchess County Art Association’s Barrett Art Center’s 25th Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition.

The show runs [...]

Walters’ Art in Plain Sight

Bruce Waters published another Art in Plain Sight article in the River City Reader.
He also received a very nice note from Karoly Veress, the artist he featured in March.
Dear Bruce,
Thank you very much for your article about “Freedom.” You presented my thoughts and feelings in a magnificent way and at the same time [...]

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 [...]