Matthew Robertson recently won the prestigious RETIRED TEACHERS SCHOLARSHIP aimed at students who graduated from a St. Joseph, MO high school and are studying to be teachers. Robertson said of the $1000 grant that he is thankful for the support and proud to represent the teachers who instilled the love of education in his life. He plans to teach art in K-12 after graduation.
Art Department graduate Kwanza Humphry has a painting on the cover of Art@Work. This program of the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City, is a city-wide corporate arts challenge that enables companies to showcase their employees’ talents in the visual and literary arts as well as in music, dance, and film! Since its inception in 2007, over 1,300 employees and CEOs have proven that some of Kansas City’s most creative minds can be found in the office
The second of two exhibits for graduating seniors from the art department at Missouri Western State University features graphic design and studio art work by Brooke Carter, Neal Grey, Chad Hammontree, Sara Hunt, Brett Huskamp, Samantha Jones, Ashley Linder, Andrew Needham, Tara Sabbert, Deanna Sedlock, and Rochell Slahorek.
The exhibit will run from April 25- May 3, 2012 in the Potter Gallery, located inside Potter Hall on the Missouri Western State University campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public, with gallery hours from 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.
An opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th, from 4-7pm.
Graphic Design Majors Drew and Greenwell Receive Awards in New York
The Griffon yearbook received a Silver Crown at Columbia University’s School of Journalism, New York City, March 18. The Griffon was one of 14 yearbooks to receive a Crown award from Columbia Scholastic Press Association, recognizing it as one of the top 3% percent of yearbooks in the country. Art Department majors who won awards were the Editor-in-Chief, Raphael’le Drew, Editor-In-Chief and Photo Editor, Hanna Greenwell, both graphic design majors. The advisor of The Griffon is Ann Thorne.
Christgen and Lawley Present Paper at7th Annual Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education (CALHE)
Senior, Tori (Victoria) Christgen and her instructor, sculpture professor Neil Lawley presented a paper entitled “Toward an Ecology of Fine Art Metal Casting.” at the 7th Annual Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education (CALHE) sponsored by MWSU, St. Joseph, Missouri.
Griffon Arts Alliance, SGA, participate in Mural for Minds at the Riverbend Treatment Center
Student group Griffon Arts Alliance, along with the SGA, participated in the Mural for Minds at the Riverbend Treatment Center in St. Joseph, MO. The Griffon Arts Alliance has an ongoing program in which the students go to the Riverbend Treatment Center regularly and work with youthful offenders by teaching them what they themselves have learned here at MWSU.
Graphic Design Major Corey Bettis’s poster was chosen for the “Know What You Owe” competition, sponsored by the MWSU Financial Aid Office. He was awarded a $500.00 scholarship.
The following graphic design students’s banners were chosen, printed, and hung at the Heartland Foundation’s EmPowerU Campus: Brooke Carter, Neal Grey, Tara Sabbert, Teresa Rodewald and Amy Anthius. Heartland Foundation honored these students with a reception.
Senior, Tori (Victoria) Christgen spoke at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Weber University located in Ogden, Utah about her recent work with green sand casting and the cost effectiveness of the process. Tori’s presentation was chosen from more than 3500 submissions and was well received. After graduation she has been accepted into a graduate sculpture program in Baltimore.
Art Education Freshman, Tony Redmond had an essay chosen to be published in “Discovering the Student, Discovering the Self,” an English 100 student publication to inform English professors who teach this type of pedagogy the kinds of essays they may expect in these classes. Mr. Redmond responded to the writing prompt to describe an object that had particular meaning for him. He was again honored at the reception with an honorable place award.