Alum Terronez Visits Museums Class

Josh Terronez, Museum Studies MA 2010, owner of Hawkeye Studios in Flagstaff, Arizona, recently paid a visit to students in Ann Rowson-Love’s Introduction to Museums class.
Terronez spoke to new students about his various experiences in the museum field, including his collections work at Northern Arizona Museum and experiences as a preparator–a person who prepares specimens [...]

Museum Studies Students and Faculty Present at National and International Conferences

Students and faculty from the Museum Studies program have presented at two recent national and international conferences.
Museum Studies students Kelsey Picken and Lauren Connolly, along with program director Ann Rowson-Love, presented “Embedding Visitor Studies in the Art Museum Through Museum Studies,” at the Visitor Studies Association’s national conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Ann Rowson-Love also presented [...]

Theatre Alum Motsinger Makes Broadway Debut

Kyle Motsinger, BFA 2009, has made his New York City debut.
The show is FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL, produced by Vital Theatre Company, winner of the 2012 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show.
From the New York Times Review
Ms. DiLallo has cleverly incorporated characters who are in the series but not the “Mermaid Ballet” book: Lionel [...]

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 a sense [...]

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 hard to miss. [...]

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.

Broadcasting Living Learning Community is Great Success

Broadcasting first year students have the option to live and learn with their classmates by choosing Tanner 5 as their residence hall. The LLC has been an extremely successful addition to the broadcasting program. Just look at the faces of these first year broadcasting students. And you too can make the Tanner [...]

Spayer Off Broadway

Micah Spayer, BFA 2009, is in a new production, The Austerity of Hope, in NYC.
According to
ELR Productions, LLC will present the Off-Broadway premiere of THE AUSTERITY OF HOPE, a new drama by Dan Fingerman about gay relationships set to the backdrop of the 2008 Obama campaign, with previews beginning Friday, October 19th on the [...]

Theatre Grad News

Bill Kincaid, professor, theatre and dance department, reports on a couple of grads.
Allison Scherer (BFA 2011) is currently touring with Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre in their production of PETER PAN. In January she will take over responsibilities as Associate Director of Shows for the company, but the position will still allow her to tour [...]

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 [...]