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.

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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.

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 afine@truman.edu

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

Annual Juried Student Art Show opens Tuesday, March 4

This year’s juror and exhibitor in the side gallery is Tommy Frank of Red Star Studios in the Crossroads district of Kansas City, Missouri.

Tommy Frank received his BA in Fine Art from Asbury University. Focusing on ceramics, he was awarded three sequential Artist-in-Residence opportunities at the St. Petersburg Clay Company, Archie Bray Foundation and Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts. He pursued post-baccalaureate study at the University of Florida before receiving his MFA degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He is currently the Studio Manager at Red Star Studios, part of the Belger Crane Yard Studios, where he supervises the Artist-in-Residence program, studio membership programs, community classes, workshops and studio outreach programs.

Frank has juried the Truman State University Annual Student Show, the Original Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, and the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. He continues his studio practice at Red Star and exhibits his work nationally. He has been published in both the Kansas City star and The Pitch, as well as Architrave Magazine and Ceramics Monthly. He has received awards for his artwork, including Best of Show and First Place in Three-Dimensional Work.

The student show in the main gallery features recent work created by current Truman students. Pieces in the show have been selected by the juror and are eligible for the Student Union Building award as well as the Juror’s award. Select pieces may be for sale.

Awards will be announced at the exhibition’s opening reception on Tuesday, March 4 at 6 pm in the gallery.

The gallery is free and open to the public.

Time announced for “Post Apocalyptic” exhibit talk

Truman alumna Lori Nix will hold a gallery talk about her exhibit “Post Apocalyptic” on January 27 at 6:30 in Ophelia Parrish 2111.

Nix is a non-traditional photographer, as she constructs the topics of her pieces before capturing the image. Ms. Nix has exhibited her works in many cities across the country including San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Florida and has been published in Harpers Magazine, the Boston Globe and more. For more information on the artist, visit her website lorinix.com

This talk is free and open to the public.

International composers collaborate to make music inspired by Nicholas Naughton exhibit

In celebration of the New Horizons Music Festival sponsored by the university and Sigma Alpha Iota- we’ve added pre-recorded works by international composers to coincide with the art of Nicholas Naughton now on view in the side gallery.

The New Horizons Music Festival is an annual opportunity for composers to have their most recent works premiered at Truman. Concerts will be held all afternoon and evening in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

Gallery hours have been extended on Saturday to 6:30 pm so be sure to stop by the between performances and support Sigma Alpha Iota’s bake sale outside the performance hall

Busy week for the University Art Gallery

Tomorrow, October 22, Kansas City artist Nicholas Naughton will be at the opening reception to celebrate his exhibit “Fatal Consequences of Terror’s Bloody War” that is on display in the side art gallery.

Nicholas will also discuss his work at 1:30 in the University Art Gallery and will be speaking to Jim Jereb’s printmaking class at 2:30.

On Thursday Bruce Scherting, the exhibits director at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum will be speaking to Sara Orel’s Museums and Collections class at 4:30 in Ophelia Parrish 2210. Bruce has more than 15 years experience in exhibition planning, design and fabrication and has also worked at the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum in Chicago.

An eclectic assortment of events, all are free so please feel free to join us!

Exhibit of Famous Illustrations to open this week

“An Illustrated Life: A Retrospective of the Life and Works of David Grove”  is an exhibit on loan from the Museum of American Illustration that will be on display in the Truman State University Art Gallery October 16 through November 15.  Illustrator David Grove provides new insights into familiar tales and movies, such as “Pale Rider” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes.” This exhibit also features commissions done by Grove for famous writers John Le Carré and Joyce Carol Oates.

An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00pm in the University Art Gallery located in Ophelia Parrish 1114 on the campus of Truman State University. “Fatal Consequences of Terror’s Bloody War – Artworks by Kansas City artist Nicholas Naughton” will also be on exhibition at this time in the side gallery.

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 afine@truman.edu

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

An Illustrated Life: A Retrospective of the Life and Works of David Grove has been organized by the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators.