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Ball State University The Art and Journalism Building

March 2017

82nd Annual Student Show

Arts and Journalism Building, 1st floor, Ball State University campus The Atrium Gallery will hold extended hours from 5-8pm for visitors to view the 82nd Annual Student Show. Each year since 1935, the School of Art in the College of Fine Arts at Ball State University has hosted an exhibition of its students’ artwork. In more recent years, in order for our students to have an experience more resembling that of a practicing professional artist, an external juror actively practicing…

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In Print Festival of First Books

Please join us for the thirteenth annual In Print Festival of First Books. This year the literary event will feature poet Iliana Rocha, fiction writer Sequoia Nagamatsu, and creative nonfiction writer Dan Reaburn. Rocha, Nagamatsu, and Reaburn will read from their work on Wednesday, March 15 at 8 PM in the Art and Journalism building room 175. They will be joined by publisher/poet Mary Biddinger for a panel discussion about the publication industry on Thursday, March 16 at 8 PM…

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March 2018

MFA 1st and 2nd Year Exhibition

The School of Art and the Atrium Gallery are proud to invite you to an exhibition of the work of first and second year students in the MFA Visual Art program of the College of Fine Arts.  Each semester these advanced level art students present projects completed as part of their first and second year of graduate study, presenting a range of conceptual and technical art that captures the intensity and aesthetic challenges of the MFA program at BSU. Anyone…

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Visiting Artist Presentation: Gabriel Craig

Living and working in Detroit, Craig’s interdisciplinary practice seeks to identify the cultural potential of craft by engaging diverse audiences in explorations of self-sufficiency, labor, consumption and tradition through performance, social practice projects, video, text, and craft-based media.  His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, and the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston. Anyone interested in contemporary metals,…

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MFA 3rd Year Creative Project Exhibitions

The School of Art and the Atrium Gallery are proud to invite you to an exhibition of Final Creative Projects by students completing the MFA in Visual Arts.  These projects represent the unique styles and approaches to contemporary Art developed by these advanced art students as part of three years of study. The exhibition will run from Tuesday March 27th until Thursday April 6th.  Closing reception will be Thursday April 5th from 4-6 pm. BSU original posting.

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April 2018

Visiting Artist Presentation: Liz Rodda

Liz Rodda is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Austin, Texas.  She is an Associate Professor at Texas State University where she heads the Expanded Media Area. Rodda's work involves investing found materials, primarily video, with meanings unintended by the original makers.  Her process starts with a search for images and objects online and in the physical world.  The disparate materials she collects are then paired, manipulated, and reframed to enable new interpretations.  She has been invited to screen…

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Visiting Artist Presentation: Chris Sickels

Award winning artist and children’s book illustrator Chris Sickels creates 3D illustrations and stop-motion animations, making images come to life with textures, light, and elbow grease.  His illustrations and animations have been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, and HOW. He has received three gold and one silver medal for his illustrations from the Society of Illustrators, and his stop-motion animated films have screened at various festivals including the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and the Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival.  Sickels…

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