Herron School of Art and Design

Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship Program

Jospeh Crone, B.F.A. '10
Image credit: Indianapolis Arts Council

Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. was a founding board member of the Arts Council of Indianapolis in 1987. He was an active arts advocate, patron, a performing and visual artist,as well as a community leader. Upon his death in 2001, he bequeathed funds to the Arts Council for the creation of a fellowship program to support emerging artists of all disciplines in central Indiana. It is through the lasting generosity of Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. that we offer this newest fellowship opportunity to emerging artists throughout central Indiana.

Saturday School celebrates 90 years

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The youngest 90 year old you know may very well be Saturday School. Alive and full of creative energy since 1922, Herron School of Art and Design’s venerable program now provides quality art instruction for elementary through high school students, and adults, from all walks of life.

When Jared Lee picks up a pencil, millions of children laugh

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If you know a kid who loves the Scholastic “Black Lagoon” book series, then you’ve likely seen an illustration by Herron alumnus Jared Lee (B.F.A. in visual communication, ’66). For Lee, Herron was the only place to be after high school. HerrOnline visited his Lebanon, Ohio studio. Forty-six years and 27 million books after graduation, he reflected on life as an illustrator, and how Herron’s fine art and design discipline prepared him to draw the endearing and comical figures millions of children (and their adults) have come to love.

Deer and Zink embody the Spirit of Philanthropy

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Herron has honored Randy Deer and Wayne Zink with an IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award. The annual luncheon and ceremony took place on April 10. Hosted by Chancellor Charles R. Bantz at the IUPUI Campus Center, the event was attended by more than 300 people including IUPUI students, administrators, faculty, staff and community members and honorees. Angela Cain, Community Affairs Director at WTHR Channel 13, served as the emcee.

Herron Book Arts students’ handmade books displayed on the Bloomington campus

A sample of Herron student works on display in Bloomington through June 12.
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The exhibition Book Arts at Herron School of Art & Design is on display in the foyer of the Fine Arts Library on the Bloomington campus through June 12. Karen Baldner, Herron's books arts faculty member, has been staging the annual exhibit for a number of years.

Trinitas selects Herron student Brett Harbour’s sculpture for new student housing development

Moving Forward, 2011, Brett Harbour

A short walk from the IUPUI campus is 1201 Indiana, a community of 253 new apartments that opend last fall, especially designed for the needs of students. Built by Trinitas, this development is directly across Indiana Ave. from Herron School of Art and Design’s sculpture and ceramics facility, which will soon be rededicated as the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Fine Arts Center.

Herron’s 2012 Honors and Awards Ceremony celebrates students, sets a record

Faculty members delivering the top secret results of Honors and Awards deliberations.
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Herron celebrated the end of the school year with the undergraduate Honors and Awards ceremony in early May. “Herron’s faculty, staff and I are extremely proud our students,” said Dean Valerie Eickmeier. “It’s always an honor to publicly recognize their talents and perseverance, and their contributions to campus and the larger community.” This year, Herron set a record, awarding more $250,000 in scholarship support to graduates and undergraduates.

Dean Eickmeier also thanked “the people who made the record-setting number of awards possible. Scholarships are an investment in someone’s life,” she said. “There are as many reasons for giving as there are people who give.” Herron’s faculty selects the recipients, who included:

Herron School of Art and Design’s June gallery shows offer a peek into the idiosyncratic world of collecting and more

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Herron School of Art and Design will host Indy Collects in the Robert B. Berkshire, Eleanor Prest Reese and Dorit and Gerald Paul Galleries beginning with an opening reception from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on June 15 and continuing through July 26.

Hutton selected as emerging leader in Maine

Congrats to Herron alumnus Matt Hutton, B.F.A. 1999, for being selected as one of Maine's Emerging Leaders 40 Under 40.

After graduating from Herron, and getting his M.F.A. from San Diego State University, he went to the Maine College of Art where he co-founded their Woodworking and Furniture Design Program.

To read the complete story about Matt follow this link: http://www.pressherald.com/special/fortyunder40/Matt_Hutton.html?searcht...

Summer Honors Art and Design Enrolling Now

Session One is now full. A few slots are still open for Session Two.

Designed for high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates who have a serious interest in art and design, the summer Honors Art & Design program offers an intensive two-week course of study developed to strengthen studio art and design skills and build a portfolio of artwork.

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