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It’s time to register for fall Community Art Classes at Herron

Herron Saturday School instructor Mike Frucci assisting a student in Fall 2011.
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Feed your inner artist this fall! Herron's community art classes started in 1922, and whether you've been around since then or know a child in grades two through 12 who wants to experience Herron and art, now is the time to enroll.

Abbey Chambers is the new Basile Center director

Abbey Chambers
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Herron School of Art and Design has announced that Abbey Chambers is the new director of the Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life.

Chambers joined Herron in January 2008 as an administrative support specialist for the Herron Galleries and the Basile Center. She was promoted to the role of academic advisor and recruiter in February 2011. She is also an associate faculty member in Art History.

Looking for a steady income stream? Consider the charitable gift annuity

Herron students to benefit from generosity of others
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You’ve worked hard over the years and hopefully made some smart investments. However, each day it becomes increasingly difficult to know where to get the best return for your dollar.

If you are discouraged by low earnings on cash investments and you have philanthropic intentions, a charitable gift annuity (CGA), with its fixed annual payments and numerous tax advantages may be for you.

Katrina Murray’s Strength in Numbers melds art with neuroscience

Katrina Murray
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Katrina Murray(B.F.A. in painting, ’12) recently completed a mixed-media work that was the better part of a year in the making. Above the entryway bustle in the new IU Health Neuroscience Center, from the 28’ by 20’ space it occupies, Strength In Numbers provides respite to people passing through. The work was commissioned through the Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life.

Conversation starters for meeting the new faculty

(l to r) Laura Holzman, Aaron Ganci and Ben Martinkus

Herron’s new faculty members include: Laura Holzman, assistant professor, public scholar of Curatorial Practice and Visual Art; Aaron Ganci, assistant professor, Visual Communication Design; and Ben Martinkus, photography technician. Their credentials are impressive, but the video here reveals some things you really should know.

Herron students, faculty create art to touch and be touched by Riley Hospital’s children

One of the nine mosaics, just prior to installation
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Through Herron School of Art and Design’s Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health has commissioned a suite of nine, large-scale ceramic tile murals. The works recently were installed at communications stations of the new hematology, oncology and burn units in the Simon Family Tower.

Furniture Design seniors among finalists and award winners at international woodworking fair design showcase

Steven Sander, Cherry Stick Bench
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Five pieces of art furniture and one international trade show added up to honors and a great opportunity for four Herron students.

Works by David Freeman, Matthew Osborn and Christopher Stuart, who completed their B.F.A. degrees in furniture design last spring, and Steven Sander, who is a senior in furniture design, were selected out of more than 100 entries from 19 schools for the Design Emphasis Showcase—a prestigious furniture design competition for students.

Herron School of Art and Design announces Robert M. Edsel as 2012 Leibman Forum presenter

Robert Edsel

Author Robert M. Edsel, co-producer of the documentary The Rape of Europa and president of The Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, will be the presenter at the 2012 Jordan H. and Joan R. Leibman Forum on the Legal and Business Environment of Art. The Leibman Forum is a joint project of Herron School of Art and Design, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Director of Art Therapy Juliet King to speak at two Spirit and Place events

Veteran and ceramist Ehren Tool will be part of the discussion during “Veterans Reclaim Armistice Day: Healing through the Humanities.”
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Juliet King, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, director of Art Therapy, will be part of two, 2012 Spirit and Place events. Working with a broad variety of community partners, King will participate in panel discussions related to the benefits of clinical art therapy intervention.

Art & Play in Child Psychiatry

On Tuesday, November 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., King will join a discussion on Art & Play in Child Psychiatry at the Indiana Medical History Museum. The program is free, but requires advanced registration due to limited seating.

Papercuts applies ancient technique to contemporary works of art

Retaliation 2007, 18" x 26½" x 34¾" paper cutout
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A dynamic installation filled with delicate illusions is how artist Reni Gower describes Papercuts, which highlights the fine art of contemporary paper cutting. The exhibition, curated by Gower, will open in Herron School of Art and Design’s Berkshire, Paul and Reese Galleries on Wednesday, September 26 and continue through November 10.

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