As part of the upcoming premiere of Design and Thinking: A Documentary on Design Thinking, students in the Visual Communication Design graduate degree program will be opening their studio to visitors. This opportunity will provide visitors the unique opportunity to learn more about design thinking and how education in design has evolved to address the changing complexities arising in our global economy.
Along with the opportunity to eat your way to the Midway, do some superb people watching and check out the barnyard blue ribbons at this year’s Indiana State Fair, you can experience the new outdoor sculpture by Herron junior Jamie Dickerson.
Celebrating the Hoosier Spirit, a work named for the Fair’s 2012 theme, was dedicated August 3. It’s a site-specific, semi-permanent sculpture that will be on display for up to five years in Dow Agro Sciences Celebration Park, in the northeast quadrant of the Fairgrounds by the 4H buildings and free stage.
Meet Austin Radcliffe, the incoming president of Herron’s Active Student Artists organization. He’s a senior better known for his other organizing, a blog called Things Organized Neatlyhttp://thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com.
The carefully-curated catalog of orderly images—replete with Radcliffe’s own work and brief, often-wry comments—has been touted from the New York Times Magazine to the Sydney Morning Herald.
For the eighth year in a row, works by Herron School of Art and Design students and alumni were on display at the Indiana Black Expo Cultural Connection: Arts in Action exhibition. The exhibit was a part of the 42nd IBE Summer Celebration, which ran from July 12-22 in the Indiana Convention Center and other venues.
Dean Valerie Eickmeier shared great news about Herron School of Art and Design’s accomplishments with faculty and staff, students, community partners and donors, in a letter that capped the academic year. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off 2012-2013 than to celebrate this creative productivity, while at the same time setting the bar for even higher achievement,” she said.
Fair warning: you’d better be wearing trainers if you want to catch up with alumnus Rogelio Gutierrez (M.F.A. degree in visual art, printmaking ’11) and his new bride, alumna Jill Marie Mason ( M.F.A degree in visual art, printmaking ’10).
In late May, he was finishing up an appointment at California State University-Chico as a visiting instructor in printmaking while she was finishing up a year-long faculty appointment as the Stephen L. Barstow artist-in-residence at Central Michigan University.
The biennial Faculty Show, which opened August 10 in the Reese, Berkshire and Paul Galleries, is kicking off Herron’s fall gallery season. This year’s exhibition is eclectic, with 35 faculty members exhibiting from departments including art history, ceramics, furniture design, painting and drawing, photography and intermedia, printmaking, sculpture and visual communication design.
The free public reception is on August 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sonja Staum, Herron’s art librarian for 16 years and counting, practically levitates with delight while describing her upcoming scholarly trip to Scandinavia. Thanks to a Herbert S. and Virginia White Award for professional development from the IU Library, and an IU Librarian’s Association incentive award, “I will be representing Herron Library with an aim of building collaboration and exchange,” she said. “I’ll be learning about Scandinavian art and designers and seeing their art in person for the first time.”