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.


January 2014 Gallery Events

While the semester has just begun, the gallery is already in full swing! Here’s a list of our upcoming events for the month

  • The exhibit currently on display in the side gallery, “A Strong Foundation” features strong student work from recent department proficiency exhibitions. A closing reception will be held at 4:30 on January 16th.
  • Minnesota artist Jill Waterhouse will be speaking this week in the gallery about her works in the upcoming Truman exhibit “Apocalyptic.”The talks will be held tomorrow, January 16 at 9:15 am and Friday, January 17 at 11:30 am.
  • The “Apocalyptic” and “Post Apocalyptic” exhibitions will open in the gallery on Wednesday, January 22. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, January 28 at 6 pm in the gallery. Celebrate with us and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
  • Truman alumna Lori Nix will speak in the gallery about her exhibition “Post Apocalyptic” on January 27. The time will be announced in another blog and Facebook post soon.

Last week of faculty exhibit and Gallery Talk with Ceramics Professor Wynne Wilbur

Wynne Wilbur will be speaking today at 4:30 in the University Gallery about her work and sabbatical in China.

Light refreshments will be served, we hope to see you there!

The Faculty Exhibition will come down on Friday, so be sure to stop in the gallery before then.

The Truman State University Art Gallery 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!

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.

Cross Connections from Across the World

Cross Connections: Design and Illustration from art schools around the world (October 16 – November 16, 2012) is an exhibition of visual communication art curated by Ping Xu, Assistant Professor of Art at Truman State University.

Cross Connections contains works from The University of Texas-Arlington, the University of Texas-Pan American, Central Academy of Fine Arts (China),  Luxun Academy of Fine Arts (China),  Shanghai University (China), Sint Lucas Ghent (Belgium), National School of Fine Arts (Mexico) and Truman State University and is simultaneously taking place at all the institutions.

Sint Lucas Ghent, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University Fine Arts College have shared photos from the exhibition on their webpages and are available for viewing by following the links below.

Sint Lucas Gent, Belgium: http://www.sintlucas.org/nl/advalvas


Shanghai University Fine Art College: http://www.arts.shu.edu.cn/Default.aspx?tabid=11265&ctl=Detail&mid=19522&Id=106732&SkinSrc=[L]Skins/fineart-1fen%28nobanner%29/fineart-1fen%28nobanner


China Central Academy of Fine Arts: http://www.cafa.edu.cn/info/?c=901&N=5845


Cross Connections opened on Tuesday October 16 at Truman State University and 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 afine@truman.edu