• Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    Herron's M.F.A. candidate, Stephanie Cochran has been selected to create an installation for the new CityWay YMCA. Read the full story on Sky Blue Window.

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Students from Herron’s Drawing and Illustration program met on September 23rd with Marc Bech, an Enterprise Sales Manager for Wacom Technology Corporation. Wacom manufactures a wide line of interactive displays and tablets, which allow artists/designers/illustrators to draw or paint digitally using a specially designed pen. This is industry-standard technology in a wide variety of fields including industrial design, animation and illustration.

  • Friday, September 18, 2015

    Mary Agnes "Tommie" (Mason) Mattingly, 88, of Tipton, Indiana, and Green Valley, Arizona, died January 16 at home in Tipton. Tommie attended the John Herron School of Art between 1944 and 1946. Tommie is the girl on the right. Also pictured are classmates, from left, Lennes (Litell) Leavett and Martha Ratcliff.

    Tommie’s husband of 66 years, Daniel J. Mattingly, said, “I met her when she was in eighth grade and I never got over that. She was extremely proud of her association with John Herron.”

  • Friday, September 18, 2015

    Aaron Ganci, assistant professor of Visual Communication Design, is developing a website that will allow the public to track the progress of Plan 2020, an Indiana bicentennial initiative of the City of Indianapolis.

    Ganci’s proposal earlier in the year for a public website to monitor action on the plan landed him a CityCorps Fellowship. From 34 total submissions, eight additional fellows’ proposals were selected to form the other components of Plan 2020. Ganci’s site is expected to go live by the end of December.

  • Friday, September 18, 2015

    Grant Keeney, May graduate (B.F.A. in Furniture Design), went for playability and style in his designs when Brunswick asked for a new approach to table tennis.

    The purveyor of home game room products came back to Herron School of Art and Design on the heels of its successful 2014 venture through the Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life to create

  • Friday, September 18, 2015

    Jessica Ucul (B.F.A. in Photography, ’11) is a newly minted Robert D. Beckmann Jr. Emerging Artist Fellow. The Arts Council of Indianapolis announced the award at its September 4 Start With Art Luncheon.

    The fellowship, which comes with a $3,500 monetary award, “is one of the highest honors available to an Indianapolis artist,” Ucul said, “and I am proud to be a recipient. Institutional support and financial backing are paramount in an artist's professional career. I am grateful for the opportunity to be afforded these resources.”

  • Friday, September 18, 2015

    Honorary chairs Steve and Kathy Henke invite you to mark your calendars now for the 2016 Herron Open: Mini Golf Mega Art.

    This year the nine-hole mini golf event will take place at the Eskenazi Fine Arts Center on Indiana Avenue on April 2 with a VIP reception beginning at 5 p.m. and the event from 6-9 p.m.

    The festivities bring together miniature golf, with holes designed by teams of Herron artists and designers, and much more in a signature fundraiser that is a “hole” lot of fun!

  • Friday, September 18, 2015

    If you would like to continue supporting Herron School of Art and Design even after you’re gone, but you aren’t sure if remembering Herron in your will is right for you, here are three alternative ways to make a lasting impact.

    While most assets will pass to your named beneficiaries by the terms of your will, some assets require separate beneficiary forms. This option offers you the opportunity to name your family and loved ones as recipients, as well as those organizations that mean the most to you.

  • Friday, September 18, 2015

    Shane Sparrow, a freshman who doesn’t quite have a full semester under his belt, has a book deal. Author Kim Dickerson chose him to illustrate the Schellinger Chronicles, Book 1. The paper version soon will be available at Barnes and Noble. Sparrow is finishing up the back cover illustration now, but an e-book edition of “Dear Sleep: The Light, The Box, And The Dog” already is for sale on Amazon and Smashwords.

  • Friday, September 18, 2015

    Terence Main (B.F.A. ‘76) is the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. The Herron Alumni Association gives the award to recognize outstanding alumni who have brought honor to their alma mater by distinguishing themselves professionally or through extraordinary service to the school and university.

    Main will be coming to Herron to receive the award, presented by Dean Valerie Eickmeier and Herron Alumni Association President Sara Love, on Wednesday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. in Eskenazi Hall’s Basile Auditorium.