Haha, my art students are doing such cool things that we can’t help but dominate the news cycle here in Leavenworth - this time, senior student Gwen Logan is in the Leavenworth Times for her art restoration side business and potential career interest, which grew from a homework assignment I gave to her last fall in Painting I!
Citizens Savings & Loan has partnered with the University of Saint Mary to offer a university-branded debit card that raises money for student scholarships - and they put out a contest call a few months ago for designs. The winner was to receive a $500 scholarship and have their design printed as the inaugural card… and sophomore art major Adeline Pagan Sanchez won with the submission to the right!
Addy took the initiative to compete and worked very hard on this contest. She created and submitted a variety of designs since she wasn’t sure what aesthetic - cartoonish, sporty, refined - the selection team was looking for. Her classy, modern take on the USM spire and surrounding architecture hit the mark. Here’s a picture of us presenting her with the award, via an oversized ceremonial check!
I’m proud of her and look forward to more of her successes. For further details, check out USM’s press release, which was published in the Leavenworth Times too!
As a part of my Portfolio Seminar class (basically a career preparation course), I require my students to make a website if they don't already have one. None of these enrolled students already had one, so these are all brand new - check them out!
Here are some images our Marketing Department took of the opening reception we held yesterday for the two Art Major Project related exhibitions. If you'd like to see the album in a dedicated tab/window, click here.
The Art Program at USM releases all art majors, minors, and liberal studies focus students from their studio art courses for six school days in order to work on a collaborative project. This year, they were led by local guest artist Mary Ellen Maxwell and tasked with creating assemblages that have both independent and collaborative elements. The opening reception is this Friday, February 12th from 3-5pm in Goppert Gallery in USM's Xavier Hall.
Here's the press release for more details!
My students did some amazing work this semester - this is just a small sampling of what was on display! The courses I taught that have work on exhibit: Drawing I, Computer Graphics, and Advanced Studio in Airbrush.