Final 2014 exhibitions

This week is the last week to visit the University Art Gallery during 2014!

In the main gallery Seniors Carly Winchell and Alison Goeckner present their Bachelor of Arts capstone projects.

Carly’s exhibit “Life After Death” features a series of India Ink paintings created through the course of the semester.

Miss Goeckner’s exhibit, titled “Under the Sea”, features six porcelain vessels brought together by the common theme of aquatics.

“A Strong Foundation” will also be on display in the side gallery. This exhibition features work from current art students at Truman who have created exemplary works and used them as part of their major proficiency this past Fall.

These exhibits are on display until December 6.

These exhibitions are free and open to the public.


Final Events for the Hunter/Gatherer exhibition

As our Hunter/Gatherer exhibit comes to a close this week the gallery will be hosting a few final events.

The gallery will hold a reception in celebration of the Department of Theatre’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

Please join us this evening after the opening performance of “The Drowsy Chaperone” for light refreshments in the gallery. This is a great time to see the exhibition before it closes and to celebrate the hard work of Truman students involved in “The Drowsy Chaperone”.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from the Severns Theatre Box office between 11:30 am and 5:30 pm this week.

Hunter/Gatherer contributing artist Margaret  LeJeune will be visiting Kirksville this week. LeJeune will be speaking publicly about her work tomorrow, November 13 at 4:30 in Ophelia Parrish 2210 and will visit with Kirksville High School students on Friday.

The gallery talk held on Truman’s campus is free and open to the public. You can see LeJeune’s work on display in the gallery through the end of the week.

Forum: “Perspectives on Food” tonight at 6 pm in the University Art Gallery

The University Art Gallery will be hosting an open forum on topics relating to food at 6pm tonight, Tuesday, November 4.

“Perspectives on Food” will feature speakers representing agriculture, conservation, migrant labor, and other food-related topics. We encourage the public to come and share their own perspectives on food as well as pick our speakers’ brains.

This event is free and open to all

Don’t forget about our exciting gallery events this weekend!

Remember to join us this afternoon in the gallery at 2 pm for a conversation with Hunter/Gatherer contributing artist Larry Gawel.

Gawel uses tintype images to record his interactions with the plant and animal life he consumes.

The gallery will also have extended hours tomorrow, Saturday October 25 in conjunction with the New Horizons Music Festival sponsored by the Truman Music department and the Epsilon Pi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota.

Selected compositions inspired by the theme “Hunter/Gatherer” can be heard in the side gallery. Be sure to check it out as this installation is exclusive to the music festival!

A collection box will be available in the University Art Gallery for exhibit visitors to make canned good or monetary donations that will benefit the Adair County food bank.

For more details and a schedule of events visit the New Horizons Music Festival website.

Conversations with a Hunter/Gatherer Contributing Artist this Friday, October 24

On Friday, October 24 at 2 pm artist Larry Gawel will be speaking in the University Art Gallery about his contributions to the Hunter/Gatherer exhibit currently on display.

A Nebraska artist, Mr. Gawel’s tintype images document his encounters with the landscape of the plant and animal life he hunts, gathers, and consumes as food. The tintype process he uses is an antique method of capturing photographic images that cuts him off from the latest digital methods. Gawel uses this method to create hauntingly beautiful images of food as the connection between ourselves and our environment.

This event, like all others associated with this exhibition, is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Gallery exhibit “Hunter/Gatherer: Food Conservation” to spotlight Food and Hunger in the Heartland

Truman State University Art Gallery’s latest exhibit “Hunter/Gatherer: Food and Conservation” will open with a reception at 6 pm on October 14. This exhibition is part of a larger gallery program known as “Food and Conservation in the Heartland” and utilizes contemporary art to engage with themes pertaining to the food supply of rural Missouri residents.

“Hunter/Gatherer” seeks to transcend political divisions in order to provoke discussions around the issues of where our food comes from, its production, the ways it connects us to our environment, and what accounts for food insecurity. Some of the themes being touched on include hunger, food safety, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and hunting.

“Hunter/Gatherer” is one of the most uniquely engaging exhibits the gallery has shown to date. This exhibit will feature extensive educational programming and will offer free transportation and guided tours for schools, churches, and other groups.

A collection box will be available in the University Art Gallery for exhibit visitors to make canned good or monetary donations that will benefit the Adair County food bank.

There will be a public forum, “Perspectives on Food” on Tuesday, November 4 at 6pm in the University Art Gallery. This event is open to all members of the community in order to discuss the topics that inspired this exhibition.

An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, October 14 at 6:00pm in the University Art Gallery located in Ophelia Parrish 1114 on the campus of Truman State University. The exhibition opens on Tuesday, October 14 and continues through Friday, November 14, 2014.

The Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 7:00pm, Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, and Saturday, noon to 4:30pm. The gallery is closed during campus holidays. For more information contact Aaron Fine at 660-785-5386 or

This program supported in part by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Call for Submissions – Hunter/Gatherer

Call For Submissions of Artwork:

An examination of issues surrounding our food supply
ranging from hunger to conservation, GMOs to CAFOs.
Please submit proposals by Monday, April 28 to at

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