The Department of Visual Arts is part of the School of Fine Arts and is located on the second floor of Moses-Provine. The department offers instruction in various studio and commercial art disciplines including ceramics, drawing, graphic design, illustration, painting and sculpture in addition to art education. Students may choose one of three degree paths: art education, graphic design, or studio art. The curriculum is designed to provide all majors with a foundation in design principles leading to advanced instruction in their chosen major.
The Department of Visual arts offers students a number of advantages including regular exhibits in the Hammons Gallery featuring the work of professional, working artists and designers; workshops and demonstrations in a variety of media by visiting artists; studio space, classrooms and a digital media lab where students may pursue their own creative work. Additionally, each major participates in a senior exhibit in the Hammons Gallery prior to graduation.
Current and Upcoming Events
Senior Exhibits have been installed and are currently on display. Click here for an album of the exhibits.
8 Studio Art and Graphic Design majors will host an art walk this Saturday evening, April 6, beginning at 6PM. The students present their Senior Exhibitions in partial fulfillment of their degree requirements. The exhibit spaces include the Hammons Gallery in Mabee Fine Arts, the lobby gallery of the Verser Theatre and a portion of Lile Hall including the English Department. The artists are Hunter Soper, Rebekah Poynor,Andrea Lock, Courtney Sharp, Rebecca Houlihan, Jessica Caldwell, Nicole McPhate and Grace Anne Thomas. The exhibits will be available to the public through April 30.
And then there is the annual Tape on the Walls show. This is an assignment in which first year students in Design I take 60 yards of black tape and lay out a design in a 6X9 square foot section of wall in the art department. Come check it out, the work is currently on display. Click here for a portfolio.
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