Associate Professor Sarah Williams is proud to call the rural Midwest “home.” So proud, in fact, that she recently finished a sabbatical dedicated to exploring new rural areas and investigating structures there in a studio artist residency program. Sarah Williams “I’ve always been drawn to the sense of place associated with the rural Midwest, where I grew up. … [Read more...] about Faculty Feature: Sarah Williams
Jodi McCoy standing outside of Brick City Gallery. Jodi McCoy’s role as Director of Exhibitions in the Art + Design Department, encompasses much more than her three-word title. Jodi’s concentration lies in the Brick City Gallery, which involves curating, designing, marketing, and interpreting exhibits, but her contributions reach much further. Her adoration for museums … [Read more...] about Art + Design Staff Feature: Jodi McCoy
Gwen Walstrand’s local exhibit, Near and There; Glimpses From a Fleeting World, is now showing until November 18, at the Spiva Art Gallery on the campus of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri. This is a rare opportunity to see a large, solo exhibition of Gwen’s, since she normally exhibits in larger cities both nationally and internationally. The … [Read more...] about Near and There; Glimpses From a Fleeting World: a solo exhibit from Gwen Walstrand
Graduate students Ainura Ashirova, Neal Polallis, Xuehue Jin and Vladan Djordjevic will explore multicultural topics through the use of illustration, painting, photography, printmaking and multi media. This FFAW exhibition of works features master of fine arts in visual studies candidates in the Missouri State University Department of Art and Design. The show opens … [Read more...] about Missouri State MFA Exhibition, FFAW
The Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power! symposium features exhibition artists and curators who will join us for an insightful round of conversation reflecting on art, politics, music, and community in the age of Black Power. The program kicks off with an opening discussion by the Tate’s curators, Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley, and continues with an inspiring line-up … [Read more...] about Opening Artists’ Symposium!