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Former student paints for the cats

Jenna Sharp, USI graduate and recipient of the Endeavor Award grant, paints a mural at the River Kitty Cat Cafe on Main Street.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

April 27, 2020

River Kitty Cat Cafe has a fresh coat of paint. The cafe, located on Main Street, is home to drinks, snacks and cats up for adoption from the Vanderburgh Humane Society and it now has a new mural right at the entrance painted by a former USI student. The mural depicts a group of cats floating do...

Galleries showcase artistry of wood

John McNaughtan, a professor emeritus of art, created this piece titled

Emma Corry, Features Editor

September 24, 2019

A wooden dresser with a flower on top sits in the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries. John McNaughton, a professor emeritus of art, made the piece titled “Reliquary” for a woman named Ann Lannert. The dresser was made to store the ashes of her and her children. The two leaves of the flower repres...

Crafting art to craft a business

Carli Murkve photographed on campus.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

Carli Murkve sat in her great aunt’s green room and felt inspired to draw her aunt’s German Shepard. Focusing on the dog’s brown eyes, Murkve said the calm scenery of the room helped inspire her to craft the piece. She gave the dog’s image a textured fur with a clean and simplistic figure tha...

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