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Over 100 awards given at art show

Over 100 awards given at art show

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

April 6, 2017

Weaving her way through the sardine-packed bodies at the 47th annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Claire Wright exited the awards ceremony. Convinced she would not win any awards on her photo, Wright did not think twice about accompanying her grandmother outside to get some fresh air. “My gran...

Designer talks creative process

Designer talks creative process

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

March 15, 2017

Abigail Stanley Renda Morton clicked her computer and a picture of a mess of scribbles appeared on the screen. “This is how the creative process starts,” Morton said addressing her audience in Kleymeyer Hall. Morton pointed to the right of the screen, where the scribbles began to detangle, and eventua...

Not a ‘real’ fan

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

February 9, 2017

I am a poser. By society’s standards of what a true fan is supposed to be, I am a cheap cardboard imitation, trying hard to act enthused as others passionately talk about the latest “Grey’s Anatomy” season. I have yet to decide if I am an anomaly.   I was in elementary school when my b...

‘Enthusiastic’ professor recognized by arts council

‘Enthusiastic’ professor recognized by arts council

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

August 17, 2016

Brakston Farrar said art professor Joan deJong doesn’t spoonfeed her students.

Quilts blanket Pace Gallery

Quilts blanket Pace Gallery

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

Judy Laval Morton said the best place to store a quilt is on a bed.

’50 Shades of Clay’ open to public

Nick Leighty

October 26, 2015

Beginning October 31 and ending December 18, the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art will be hold an exhibition titled “50 Shades of Clay.” With the theme taken from “50 Shades of Grey,” the exhibition is free and open to the public. The event will feature national and regional artists su...

A minor opinion on majors

Vanessa Roach

October 7, 2015

by vanessa roach vrroach@usishield.com Last week I witnessed a heated discussion on the ever-entertaining Yik Yak. The post in question claimed that unless you are biology, nursing or other “hard science” major, your academic trek through college will be an easy one. There are several problems I ...

A day in the still life

Morgan Falconer

September 22, 2015

A lot of misconceptions surround what exactly goes on with nude models in figure drawing courses. On a number of occasions people have expressed interest in the course to me, emphasizing their anticipation to experience the taboo of seeing a naked person in the middle of a classroom. Little d...

Home is where the heart is

Home is where the heart is

Abigail Suddarth

September 1, 2015

The McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries’ most recent exhibit “Back Home Again: Recent Works by Former Art Faculty.” Features artists that had to create a brand new piece of artwork for the exhibit. The exhibit was open from June 1 to Aug. 31.  A reception for the exhibit was held Aug. 2...

Seniors bring art to life: Work on display in campus gallery through December

Seniors bring art to life: Work on display in campus gallery through December

Bobby Shipman

November 10, 2014

  Lacey Wolford used to get in trouble as a child, often sneaking into cookie jars and breaking knick-knacks. If her grandmother spotted the shenanigans, she would yell out to the girl, “Grandma Kill.” The memory is captured in an oil paint slathered canvas that hung in USI’s Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries...

Largest crowd yet helps fill empty bowls

Largest crowd yet helps fill empty bowls

James Vaughn

November 8, 2014

UPDATED 10 a.m. Tuesday Smiling faces lined Parrett Street south of Kirby’s Fine Dining in downtown Evansville Saturday morning as families, couples, friends and individuals awaited handcrafted bowls and Twilight Bistro soups. “Because you all waited so patiently, we’re going to open five minu...

Division of Outreach offers art workshop for children in the community

Ben Hauschild

November 4, 2014

The Division of Outreach and Engagement at USI oversees many programs and workshops for members of the community. "Our department helps find programs to do around the community,” said manager of school partnerships Jaclyn Dumond. USI offers a variety of children and student programming throughout...

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