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.


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

This talk is free and open to the public.

End of the Semester Senior Shows

Hello! As the school year comes to a close, there will be a different shows featuring Senior Capstone artwork for final three weeks of the semester.

This evening’s reception featured the work of Katie Brewer and Tori Hudson in painting as well as Andrea Linskey, Lauren Radix, and Emily Frierdich, in ceramics. Their show will be up through the end of the week.

Next week’s reception will be April 30th at 6 p.m. in the University Art Gallery, featuring students completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts. Lona Moody, Toni Brister, and Jake Wittrock in painting, Jonathan Moeller in printmaking, and Erica Robertson and Lauren Thomeczek in ceramics will be presenting their works.

There will also be Visual Communications Portfolio Samples in the Side Gallery at this time.

Finally, for one night only, on Monday May 6 at 6pm their will be a Visual Communications portfolio display featuring Ashley Buhmann, Tracy Cheung, Linh Dao, Andy Doering, Corey Felter, Becca Greiner, Wes Harbison, Ryan Haskins, Kristin Henry, Anne Kramer, Shelby Maggart, Duy Pham and Alyssa Vannoy.


The University Art Gallery is free and open to the public. We hope to see you soon!

Student Union Buys Work from Melanie Pailer and Mason Einshpahr


Melanie’s piece was created in FIbers I


Einshpahr, a painting major’s purchased piece

Congratulations to all students who participated in the Annual Juried Show.

The show closes on Tuesday, April 16. See it before it comes down!

It’s that time of the year again! Truman State University’s Department of Art is now accepting artwork for the juried student art exhibition, opening March 5

All students who have taken an art class at Truman are encouraged to submit as many as 4 pieces created as part of their Truman experience.

Submission dates are:
Friday, February 22 12-4 pm
Saturday, February 23 12-4 pm
Monday, February 25, 9 am to 6 pm

Did we mention that you can WIN CASH by participating in the juried student art exhibition? Because you can!

Our guest juror, Professor Mike Sleadd of Columbia College will award $300 in prizes and the Student Union Building will buy two pieces for $250.

As our most popular show, students are provided with the opportunity to not only build their resume and portfolio, but gives them an opportunity to sell some of their work and gain exposure.

All declined artwork must be picked up on Wednesday, February 27 by noon.

Welcome back!

The gallery is into full swing for another semester as guest artist Peter Fine and writer Carmen Gimenez Smith of New Mexico State University will be visiting next week!

Combining creativity and scholarship, Peter Fine is a professor of Graphic Design at NMSU and is completing his book Graphic Design: Sustainable Principles and Practices to be published by Berg Publishers in 2014.

Carmen Gimenez Smith is the recipient of a 2011 American Book Award for her memoir, Bring Down the Little Birds (University of Arizona, 2010) as well as the 2011 Juniper Prize for Poetry, and a 2011-2012 fellowship in creative nonfiction from the Howard Foundation.

Their show, “dis_assemblage” incorporates lyric essays with collage and will be held in the side gallery.

Events with the artists will be held on Thursday, January 24 in the Truman State University Art Gallery in Ophelia Parrish.

A gallery talk will be held at noon. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.

Carmen Gimenez Smith will hold a reading at 5 pm, followed by another talk.

An open reception will be held at 6 pm. Refreshments will be provided

Photos from Cross Connections Gallery Reception

Cross Connections, an exhibit of design and illustration from around the world opened on Tuesday October 16 in Truman State University Art Gallery. This exhibit curated by Assistant Professor of Art Ping Xu continues through November 16, 2012. China Trade, an exhibition of Qing Dynasty porcelain will be on display in the side gallery as well.

This exhibition can be viewed at the University Art Gallery, 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

More images from the opening can be found here.