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 [...]

Holz Presents at CAA

Keith Holz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art, presented the paper Beyond modernism’s other: Nazi art international, in the session The Challenge of Nazi Art, College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, February 22-25, 2012.

Holz Publishes

Keith Holz, Associate Professor, Department of Art, has published the article: “Recasting exiled artists groups as transnational diasporic communities,”in _Netzwerke des Exils: Künstlerische Verflechtungen, Austausch und Patronage nach 1933_. Burcu Dogramaci and Karin Wimmer, eds. Berlin: Gebrüder Mann Verlag, 2011 [November], 279-296.

Walters has Two Art in Plain Sight Postings

In the past two months, Bruce Walters has published articles about the the Palmer Busts at the Palmer College of Chiropractic and the Freedom sculpture on the campus of Augustana College.
From the February 9 Art in Plain Sight:

In the Heritage Court on the Palmer College of Chiropractic campus (at 1000 Brady Street in Davenport) [...]

New Art Department Website Launched

From Charles Wright, art chair:
The new Department of Art web page has gone live!
Khaing Saw, COFAC Dean’s Office Instructional Technology Systems Manager, has been working with me for nearly a year. Please thank Khaing for her long and excellent work in building the site from start to finish. Thanks to Bruce Walters [...]

Charles Wright elected to CAA Board

Congratulations to Charles Wright, chair of art, who was elected to the Board of Directors of the College Art Association at their annual meeting in Los Angeles in February. Wright along with colleagues from Harvard, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Getty Research Center join the CAA Board.
The CAA Board “. [...]