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Students’ art is evaluated

March 20, 2014 and

Colorful 2-D and 3-D artwork by Truman State students is on display in the University Art Gallery until April 14. Tommy Frank, ceramic sculptor from Kansas City and this year’s juror for the art exhibition, chose these pieces on the basis of the craftsmanship present in the students’ work.
The art exhibit gave students an opportunity to display their talents for evaluation, Frank said. Frank, who had his own ceramic artwork exhibition next door, said he was delighted to see the number of visitors.
“I am very happy to be the juror this year and I’m glad to present the artworks by the talented students here at Truman,” Frank said. “As a student it’s a good thing to be evaluated by other students. What the University is giving these students through this exhibition is the opportunity to peer review and to be peer reviewed.” […]

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Regional event provides chance to share art research

March 6, 2014

Truman State art history professor Julia DeLancey is one of the founding members of a small scholarly organization that explores academic research pertaining to Renaissance Art.
The Missouri-Kansas Renaissance Symposium is an annual event that brings professors from Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, Drury University and the University of Chicago to one of the scholars’ schools to present research and discuss with students.
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New album rocks a rhythm

February 27, 2014

If it wasn’t already apparent, Annie Clark — a.k.a. St. Vincent — does what she wants. Her 2007 debut “Marry Me” was eclectic but not too odd. Her 2009 “Actor” release featured more distortion and dissonance but kept pretty woodwind arrangements. During 2011 she explored the electronic realm and came out with a dark, inventive album called “Strange Mercy.” After collaborating and touring with art-pop maestro David Byrne on “Love This Giant,” 31-year-old Clark returned with dyed white hair and a self-titled whopper. […]

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Art offers experience

February 20, 2014

The College Art Association’s annual conference offers students studying studio art and art history the opportunity to spend a few days learning and hearing from professionals in their fields. Students can also explore new cities and visiting museums to see famous works of art, as a student worker for free. Senior Mamie Cox attended this year’s conference, which started Feb. 12 and continued through Feb. 15. […]