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2012-13 Visual Arts Program

[Sept. 10-21] Art Faculty Exhibit

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Opening Lecture and Reception

Monday September 10, 7pm.
Charles Johnson Theater, DeLuce Fine Arts Building

Current work by the faculty of the Art Faculty of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts:

  • Chris Graves, Assistant Professor of Art, Graphic Design
  • Laura Kukkee, Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics
  • Phil Laber, Professor of Art, Photography and Printmaking
  • Armin Mühsam, Associate Professor of Art, Painting
  • Bob Schultz, Instructor, Drawing and Ceramics
  • Dr. Kim Spradling, Professor of Art, Art Education and Fibers/papermaking
  • Veronica Watkins, Instructor, Drawing and Design
  • Craig Warner, Associate Professor of Art, Digital Imaging/Graphic Design
  • Glenn Williams, Associate Professor of Art, Sculpture

[Oct. 1 - TBD] DeLuce Clay National

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Opening Lecture and Reception

Monday, October 1, 7pm
Charles Johnson Theater, DeLuce Fine Arts Building


The DeLuce Gallery presents its third annual national juried exhibition.  This exhibition represents works done by artists using clay as a primary medium.  Artists working with clay who live and work in the United States were invited to submit works to be included in the exhibition, which was then juried by Pete Pinnell, one of our most well-known artists and educators in ceramics.  The exhibition aims to take the pulse and represent a wide range of approaches by contemporary artists, craftspeople and designers working with clay today.

Juror:  Pete Pinnell

Participating artists: 

  • Hadi Abbas
  • Eric Boos
  • Man Ho (Billy) Cho
  • Andrew Davis
  • William Depauw
  • Paul Donnelly
  • Lynn Duryea
  • Joshua Freeman
  • Wendy Gingell
  • Chanda Glendinning
  • Sarah Gross
  • Perry Haas
  • Zachary Hemsteger
  • Brian Kluge
  • Stephanie Lanter
  • Clay Leonard
  • Shayla Marsh
  • Meryl Ruth
  • Katie Millitzer
  • Kate Nelson
  • Tybre Newcomer
  • Anthony Pearson
  • Susie Rubenstein
  • Steven Schaeffer
  • Michael Schmidt
  • Emily Schroeder
  • Hunter Stamps
  • Sandra Torres
  • Tony Wright

[Nov. 5 - Dec. 7] Janice Jakielski


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Opening Lecture and Reception

Monday, November 5, 7pm
Charles Johnson Theater, DeLuce Fine Arts Building


Janice Jakielski received a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramic Art and Design at Alfred University and her MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has taught at a variety of institutions including: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and this fall will be joining the Alberta College of Art and Design. Janice has been an artist-in-resident at numerous institutions both in the United States and abroad. Recent exhibitions include: the Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA; The Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY; 67th Scripps Ceramics Annual, Claremont, CA and Bray Warehouse Gallery, Helena, MT.

“My most recent explorations have a focus on communication and relationships.  Through these objects I am exploring methods of communication and the navigation of the spaces, both physical and mental, that we inhabit. By disrupting or enhancing the senses, my props make possible an exaggerated self-awareness, a break in the normalcy of daily experience.  This work is a social experiment of sorts, a mediated event to explore communication, comfort and complacency through play.”

[Jan. 28 - March 8] John Chang's "Encounters of Space"

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Opening lecture and reception

Monday, January 28, 7pm
Charles Johnson Theatere, DeLuce Fine Arts Building


John Y. Chang expresses the duality of his Chinese and American experiences by juxtaposing traditional and unconventional symbols and images through the application of mixed media.  Deconstructed Chinese calligraphy collaged over segments of world history and references to modern pop-culture depict his personal transformation.  Chang’s use of calligraphy here contrasts the customary usage of Chinese calligraphy.  Where the later has created a conformed expectation of structure and the beauty of brushwork, John’s expressive characters allow for a freedom of interpretation.

John Y. Chang is a mixed media artist, calligrapher and abstract painter originally from Shanghai, China who now resides in Southern California.

[March 11-15] Kashmir Crossover

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Lecture and Opening TBA

Kashmir Crossover is a coalition of artists from Kashmir and Northwest Missouri State University. Promoting peace through art, we create an artistic and international cultural exchange, using digital media to symbolically cross borders. Kashmir Crossover strives to create awareness of a high conflict area by providing a platform for artists to communicate. The current exhibit features works in multiple media by students from Northwest and Kashmir on view at both venues. An opening video conference kicks off the week-long international show.

[March 18 - April 29] Student Juried Exhibition

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Juror’s presentation

Monday, March 18th, 7pm
Charles Johnson Theater, DeLuce Fine Arts Building

A Competitively juried exhibition for current studio art students.  All studio emphasis areas are represented: Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Printmaking, Photography, Graphic Design and Illustration, Fiber Arts, Painting and Drawing.  This is a chance for our undergraduate students to explore and celebrate the accomplishments of the past academic year.

An invited guest Juror will choose works to be included in the exhibition.  All undergraduate art students are invited to enter up to three works for consideration.  Awards will be announced the evening of the opening lecture.