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Massey Included in NYC Gallery Exhibition

Assistant professor Sharon Massey is one of 33 American women invited to exhibit in Shadow Themes at Reinstein | Ross Gallery in New York City.

Posted on 9/12/2016 10:22:59 AM

Two Art Department Faculty Featured in “Metalsmith” Magazine

Assistant professors Sharon Massey and Joshua Kosker are featured in the August issue of Metalsmith magazine, published by the Society of North American Goldsmiths, an international organization for jewelry and metals.

Posted on 9/12/2016 10:16:29 AM

Massey Chosen to Exhibit in 25th Legnica International Jewellery Competition

Department of Art Assistant Professor Sharon Massey was the only American chosen to exhibit in the 25th Legnica International Jewellery Competition:CITY in Legnica, Poland.

Posted on 5/4/2016 11:31:12 AM

Advanced Woodworking Class “Sutton Bench” Project to be Unveiled May 5

The Sutton Bench originated from an idea from Blane Dessy, a 1973 English graduate of IUP. Dessy, while not a fine arts graduate, became interested in the university’s “Harvest-to-Use” program in IUP’s Wood Center (using trees that come down on campus for student woodworking projects). He contacted Harrington to see if she could incorporate creating a bench reflecting the architecture of Sutton Hall—“Italianate style”—into one of her classes.

Posted on 5/3/2016 3:52:37 PM

Artists Hand Hosting University Museum Landscapes

A wide variety of landscapes from the University Museum’s permanent collection are now on display at the Artists Hand Gallery in downtown Indiana through May 2, 2016.

Posted on 4/5/2016 6:22:58 PM

Art Department Open House, April 2

The Department of Art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites you to our 2016 Open House. Drop by Sprowls Hall and Robertshaw this Saturday, April 2, from 12:00–4:00 p.m. to see what we’ve been creating.

Posted on 3/29/2016 5:25:11 PM

Kosker Featured in “American Craft” Magazine

Adjunct professor and IUP Department of Art alumnus Joshua Kosker has been published in American Craft magazine. The article, “Undercurrents of Intimacy,” which features his recent work, can be found in the February/March 2016 issue of the publication.

Posted on 3/18/2016 10:53:57 PM

Bartram’s Boxes Inspired by Art and Nature

The University Museum at IUP will open its next exhibit, Bartram’s Boxes Remix, on March 26, 2016. This touring exhibition, a collaborative effort of the Center for Art in Wood and Bartram’s Garden, both located in Philadelphia, will be on display until May 7.

Posted on 3/11/2016 12:18:00 PM

Kipp Gallery to Open “Words and Objectivity”

IUP’s Kipp Gallery will host Spanish artist Mireia Sentis for an artist exhibition, talk, and workshop. The exhibit, titled “Words and Objectivity,” opens March 17, 2016.

Posted on 3/8/2016 9:37:58 AM

Art Alumnus Havrilla has Solo Show at Frechard Gallery

Tony Havrilla (BA ’15), painter and recent graduate of the IUP Art Department, has opened his solo show at the Christine Frechard Gallery in Squirrel Hill.

Posted on 2/9/2016 3:49:29 PM

Art Studio Technician Soltez Creates Handmade Signage

Department of Art Studio Technician Steve Soltez has created and installed a handmade pretzel sign to hang outside of Six Hand Bakery. The “upside down” pretzel is a traditional baker’s symbol throughout parts of northern and eastern Europe.

Posted on 2/9/2016 3:46:37 PM

Graduate Student Works in Museum and Galleries

The University Museum and Kipp Galleries will host the 2016 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions. Showcasing a variety of media, the exhibitions will be on view February 6 through March 4, with a public reception on Saturday, February 6.

Posted on 1/26/2016 2:37:10 PM

Walk Through Latin America Shifts Focus to Christmas

Portions of the Walk Through Latin America exhibit in the University Museum have been transformed into displays featuring the bright lights and sparkle of Navidad—the Christmas season. The exhibit will be open through December 12.

Posted on 12/3/2015 9:39:41 AM

IUP Alumnus Adam Frelin Awarded $1-Million Grant

IUP Art Department alumnus Adam Frelin has been awarded a $1-million grant to support his program "Breathing Lights," which will illuminate the street-facing windows of hundreds of vacant buildings in Schenectady, Albany, and Troy, N.Y.

Posted on 11/17/2015 11:37:34 AM

Latin Exhibition Opens on El Dia de los Muertos

The University Museum, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, will open an exhibit titled “Walk Through Latin America,” on October 31, running through December 12, 2015. Admission is free to the University Museum exhibit and all related activities.

Posted on 10/21/2015 10:42:35 AM

IUP Art Alumna Antemann Exhibits at the Frick

IUP alumna Chris Antemann is exhibiting beautiful porcelain works at the Frick through October 10, 2015.

Posted on 10/5/2015 1:47:51 PM

Sweeny Publishes Book on New Media Art Education

Robert Sweeny, professor of Art Education, published Dysfunction and Decentralization in New Media Art and Education. The text examines how digital artists have embraced the concept of the error or glitch as subversive act.

Posted on 10/1/2015 1:52:24 PM

Fortushniak’s Prophetic Words

Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, is exhibiting Ivan Fortushniak’s mix-media paintings in a solo show titled “Prophetic Words” from Sept. 25 thru Oct. 23, 2015.

Posted on 9/29/2015 12:22:47 PM

“Your Special Island” Theme for Museum Gala

The University Museum will host its annual gala event on Friday, October 16.

Posted on 9/14/2015 10:00:25 AM

Triennial 2015 Opens 2015–16 University Museum Season

IUP’s faculty artists from the Department of Art are featured in the museum’s opening exhibition.

Posted on 9/8/2015 8:47:22 AM

Art Faculty Massey Teaching Innovative Workshops in Pittsburgh

Assistant Professor Sharon Massey is teaching a series of workshops in Pittsburgh in partnership with the Society for Contemporary Craft in the Strip District.

Posted on 3/18/2015 1:46:48 PM

Art Education Student Group Wins Third National Title

The IUP student chapter of the National Art Education Association has been recognized as the 2015 Outstanding Student Chapter. This is the third time that the group has won the award.

Posted on 1/22/2015 10:08:06 AM

Shane Speal’s Snake Oil Band Free Concert, November 15

Come see the King of the Cigar Box Guitar and his band perform their blues-inspired music on handmade instruments in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall.

Posted on 11/10/2014 9:51:58 AM

Last Chance to Register for the Cigar Box Guitar Workshop!

Today, October 24, is the last day to register for the Cigar Box Guitar Workshop with regional musician and cigar box guitar historian Shane Speal.

Posted on 10/23/2014 2:58:48 PM

Art History Alumna Kasander in Arts Administration at Drexel

Jonalyn Kasander (2013) was accepted to the Drexel online Master of Science program with a concentration in Arts Administration through the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design.

Posted on 10/15/2014 4:49:36 PM

Art History Major Becomes Curator

Clerissa Connolley, who graduated from the Art History division of the Art Department, earned a permanent position as curator at the Indiana Historical Society.

Posted on 9/10/2014 1:24:53 PM

Student Exhibition of Work In the Nebraska National

Senior student Paige Cashdollar will exhibit two of her ceramic works in the Nebraska National Undergraduate Juried Competition, held in Lincoln, Nebraska, September 5–25, 2014.

Posted on 9/3/2014 5:38:44 PM

Derry Invited to Exhibit in the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial

Department of Art faculty member Sean Derry has been commissioned to premier a new sculpture at the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial.

Posted on 8/19/2014 12:10:11 PM

Art-See Volume 2 Now Published

Art-See, the annual journal devoted to outstanding essays in art history, is now available online.

Posted on 6/26/2014 12:06:08 PM

Palmisano Exhibits at Mercado Velho Gallery

Art Department painting faculty Susan Palmisano will exhibit a new series of paintings entitled Neutral Buoyancy in Tondela, Portugal. This solo show will feature twenty new works inspired by Buddhist, Hindu and Taoist thought and look at the condition of being human from the perspective of inter-relatedness, harmony and synchronicity.

Posted on 5/16/2014 1:37:44 PM

Art History Students Receive University Undergraduate Research Awards

Nicole Gencarelli and Melissa Crouch received University Undergraduate Research Awards to conduct further research in Art History.

Posted on 4/24/2014 4:31:18 PM

Art Students’ Outreach to Area High School

Students from Ivan Fortushniak’s ART 400 Professional Practices class gave a lecture to Arlene Miller and Beth Porter’s classes at Indiana High School on April 10, 2014.

Posted on 4/24/2014 1:16:35 PM

Fortushniak Exhibit Conveys Universal Plight

Ivan Fortushniak, Department of Art, lectured about his solo show titled “In Christ Alone” at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, on April 3, 2014.

Posted on 4/15/2014 1:05:21 PM

Fortushniak Solo Show: “For His Highest”

Ivan Fortushniak, Department of Art, is exhibiting a solo show in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Posted on 3/5/2014 11:20:41 AM

Palmisano Participates in Artist Residency in Budapest

Art Professor Susan Palmisano was selected to participate in an international artist’s residency at the Hungarian Multicultural Center in Hungary, January 2014, helping create works for an exhibition at the Hegyvidek Gallery in Budapest.

Posted on 2/3/2014 10:05:38 AM

Sweeny Discusses “Art Education in a Digital Visual Culture”

On October 14–16, 2013, Robert Sweeny, associate professor of Art and Art Education, gave an invited public lecture at the University of North Texas.

Posted on 1/3/2014 2:19:26 PM

Alumna Mir Appointed to Guggenheim Museum

Rebecca Mir, a 2010 Art History and Robert E. Cook Honors College graduate, has been appointed associate manager of Digital Media and Online Learning at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Posted on 12/12/2013 8:51:12 AM

IUP Department of Art Receives NASAD Accreditation Renewal

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) has reviewed the IUP Department of Art and granted it continued accreditation.

Posted on 12/3/2013 4:08:18 PM

Art Students Collaborate with Indiana Library

IUP painting students have painted chairs for Indiana Library’s Evening in the Stacks Fundraiser. Inspired by children’s books, the chairs will be auctioned off in a silent auction through the month of November.

Posted on 11/12/2013 9:53:12 AM

IUP Ceramics Fall Pottery Sale

The Clay Club at IUP would like to invite you to attend their annual Fall Pottery Sale on Friday and Saturday, November 15–16, in the Ceramics laboratory at the Robertshaw building.

Posted on 11/11/2013 3:16:10 PM

IUP Graduate Art Student Hits the Big Time in the Big Apple

James McNabb, candidate for the Master of Fine Arts in Art and a student in IUP’s Center for Turning and Furniture Design, has recently seen his work splashed across the pages of some of America’s most prestigious magazines and journals.

Posted on 11/8/2013 11:41:06 AM

Art Department Professor Launches First in Series of Design Apps

Assistant professor of graphic design Tony DiMauro has published the first in a series of apps aimed at fusing art and technology for creative professionals.

Posted on 8/13/2013 1:26:18 PM

Art-SEE: New Journal of Student Essays Now Available Online

Art-SEE, a new annual journal of outstanding student essays in art history, is now available at the Art-SEE website.

Posted on 5/28/2013 2:11:40 PM

“Art-SEE”: New Journal of Student Essays Published Online

The first volume of Art-SEE, a new journal that showcases exceptional essays in art history by IUP students, is now available online.

Posted on 5/7/2013 12:27:16 PM

Graduate Art Exhibitions

Artwork by graduate students in the Department of Art will be on display at various upcoming and ongoing events during Spring 2013.

Posted on 3/13/2013 1:53:26 PM

Five MFA Students Exhibit 59 Works at Shippensburg University Exhibit

Works by students Eric Brennan, Liz Dabecco, Crystal Miller, Tyler David Rahl, and Erika Stearly are featured in the exhibit “A Person, Place or Thing” at Huber Art Center.

Posted on 2/3/2013 1:33:33 PM

McNabb's MFA Thesis Exhibit Attracting the Attention of Reviewers

James McNabb's installation “Long Nights: Big City Lights,” presenting vast cityscapes made entirely of scrap wood, is getting significant notice in major online magazines and blogs, including Colossal, Architizer, and the Daily Mail.

Posted on 2/3/2013 12:58:29 PM

Eric Brennan, MFA Student, Commissioned for Project Elevate Art on Billboards

Eric Brennan, an MFA student in painting, has been commissioned by the Council for the Arts—Chambersburg to create a Project Elevate artwork using four sequential billboards in Chambersburg, Pa.

Posted on 2/3/2013 12:33:54 PM

Fortushniak Exhibits Mixed Media Work in

Ivan Fortushniak exhibits new work in Cincinnati.

Posted on 11/28/2012 2:45:36 PM

Sculpture Alumnus Yan to Exhibit at Toronto International Art Fair

Work by Xiaojing Yan, M.F.A Sculpture alumnus of the Department of Art, will be included in “Focus ASIA” at the 2012 Toronto International Art Fair.

Posted on 10/11/2012 1:49:58 PM

Two Art Students Exhibit Paintings in Group Shows

Two graduate Art students in Painting will exhibit their work in group shows in October 2012.

Posted on 10/11/2012 1:33:57 PM

McGinnis to Showcase Multiple Art Exhibits

Chris McGinnis, of the IUP Department of Art, will be exhibiting several of his works at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts and the University of Arizona Museum of Art in 2012–2013.

Posted on 9/25/2012 5:15:32 PM

Five Art Students and Alumni Win Top Awards at Three Rivers Arts Festival

Works by B.F.A. alumni Wade Kramm ’97, Elizabeth Plakidas ’12, and Alison Terndrup ’12 and M.F.A. students Bryce Hemington and Danna Rzecznik took top honors among hundreds of entries at this premier art show.

Posted on 6/4/2012 6:02:55 PM

Art Education Faculty Member Edits Anthology

Robert W. Sweeny, associate professor of Art and Art Education, recently edited Inter/Actions/Inter/Sections: Art Education in a Digital Visual Culture.

Posted on 4/6/2011 6:53:08 PM

IUP Spring 2011 Ceramic Sale

The Ceramics Division of the Department of Art will host the 2011 Spring Ceramics Sale on April 8–9, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 4/5/2011 10:42:48 AM

LaRoche Wins Educator of the Year Award

NICHE magazine’s annual Art Educator of the Year award was presented on February 18, 2011, to Lynda LaRoche, associate professor of Jewelry and Metals in the IUP Department of Art.

Posted on 3/24/2011 5:42:26 PM

Fortushniak Shows Paintings in New York

Ivan Fortushniak, assistant professor in the Department of Art, is participating in a group exhibition at Manhattanville College’s Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery in Purchase, N.Y.

Posted on 3/14/2011 3:15:03 PM

Palmisano Exhibits Paintings in New York City

Susan Palmisano (Department of Art) is exhibiting her work at the Hewitt Gallery at Marymount Manhattan College in the Upper East Side, New York City, from January 17 through February 2, 2011.

Posted on 1/18/2011 12:11:43 PM

Fortushniak Exhibits in Cincinnati

Looking Upward, a solo exhibition by Ivan Fortushniak, Art Department, is on display at the Manifest Research Gallery and Drawing Center. Curated by Tim Parsley, the show runs through January 7, 2011.

Posted on 1/7/2011 10:47:56 AM

Art Alumni Shine at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Exhibition

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art’s Biennial 2010 Juried Art show, currently running, features a number of veterans of IUP’s acclaimed programs in visual art.

Posted on 11/30/2010 11:41:33 AM

Graduate Student Receives Award for Artwork

Bifei Cao, a graduate student in the Department of Art, participated in the exhibition “Shelter” at the satellite gallery for the Society of Contemporary Craft, located at One Mellon Center in downtown Pittsburgh. His piece, “Wandering,” (pictured here) was honored by receiving the Juror’s Award.

Posted on 10/14/2010 4:29:01 PM

“A Closer Look,” Exhibition by IUP Art Graduates

Benedict Oddi (MFA 2009), Matt Nauman (MFA 2010), and Daniel Kuhn (MFA candidate) are exhibiting their work at Modern Formations Art Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pa., until the end of October 2010.

Posted on 10/5/2010 2:42:59 PM

Sweeny Edits Inaugural Art Education Journal, Coedits Another

Robert Sweeny, an associate professor of Art/Art Education, recently edited the inaugural online volume of The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education.

Posted on 10/4/2010 1:21:02 PM

Nestor Exhibits Video at International Festival

Dr. James Nestor, sculpture professor at IUP, exhibited his video “Vulcan de Masaya” as part of the International Streaming Festival at The Hague, Netherlands, in May 2010.

Posted on 9/28/2010 3:06:47 PM

Nestor Retrospective Exhibition to Open October 14

Dr. James Nestor, sculpture professor in the IUP Department of Art for twenty-five years, will present a retrospective exhibition in the university’s Kipp Gallery from October 14 through November 19, 2010.

Posted on 9/28/2010 2:43:41 PM

Turner to Exhibit Ceramics in Montana

Kevin Turner, ceramics professor at IUP, will present a solo exhibition of his ceramic works in porcelain at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana from October 1–31, 2010.

Posted on 9/23/2010 11:19:04 AM

Mattia, Turning Center Professor, Named as University of the Arts Silver Star Recipient

Philadelphia’s University of the Arts recently named Art Professor Alphonse Mattia as a winner of its College of Art and Design Silver Star Alumni Award.

Posted on 5/25/2010 5:21:40 PM

Fortushniak Exhibits in Ohio

Ivan Fortushniak, Department of Art, is one of nineteen artists selected to exhibit in “Tempo” at the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, through May 14, 2010.

Posted on 5/7/2010 1:27:32 PM

Art Alumna Antemann Awarded Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant

Chris Antemann (BFA ’95) received $35,000 through the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant for her porcelain figurines.

Posted on 5/4/2010 10:01:18 AM

Palmisano Exhibits in Spain

Susan Palmisano (Department of Art) is one of fourteen artists selected worldwide to participate in a month-long artist’s residency in Barcelona, Spain.

Posted on 4/23/2010 11:54:50 AM

Art Alumni Oddi and John Exhibit in National Painting Competition

Ben Oddi (M.F.A. 2009) and Jason John (M.F.A. 2006) will exhibit their paintings at the Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago, Illinois. They are among fifty recent graduates of Master of Arts programs from across the nation who were selected to exhibit in this national competition.

Posted on 1/31/2010 9:21:59 AM

Art Alumnus Lindsay Exhibits in Venice

David Lindsay (M.F.A 2004) is one of four Americans selected to exhibit in the 2010 Premio Internazionale Arte Laguna in Venice, Italy. His painting installation is among 135 chosen from over 5,000 submissions from artists worldwide.

Posted on 1/31/2010 9:09:55 AM

Visiting Artist Patricia Belli to Give Lecture

Artist and educator Patricia Belli is the founder of Espora, a contemporary school of visual arts in Managua, Nicaragua. She will give a free public lecture on Thursday, January 21, 2010, in Sprowls Hall, Room 118A, at 4:30 p.m.

Posted on 1/13/2010 6:32:27 PM

Graduate Art Students Awarded Research Grants

Four M.F.A. students’ research proposals were selected for the School of Graduate Studies and Research’s grant program.

Posted on 12/1/2009 5:20:02 PM

M.F.A. Candidate Places in Cleveland Public Art Competition

A design by Mike Stofiel, an M.F.A. candidate in Wood Turning and Furniture Design, was selected as runner-up in a 2009 national competition sponsored by the Cleveland Public Library in partnership with Cleveland Public Art.

Posted on 11/16/2009 9:08:09 AM

M.F.A. Candidate Exhibits Metalwork in Pittsburgh

An M.F.A. candidate in Metals and Jewelry, Bifei Cao is exhibiting at the Luke and Eloy Gallery in Pittsburgh.

Posted on 11/16/2009 8:56:15 AM

M.F.A. Sculpture Graduate Exhibiting in China

A 2007 M.F.A. graduate in Sculpture, Yan Xiaojing is exhibiting in a solo show at the Phoenix Art Gallery in Nanjing, China.

Posted on 11/16/2009 8:47:48 AM

Art Professors Exhibiting in Spain and Pittsburgh

Professors Nayda Collazo-Llorens and Patricia Villalobos Echeverría of the IUP Department of Art are exhibiting in Transfer Lounge, an exhibition at Forja ArteContemporáneo in Valencia, Spain, and Space Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pa., in the fall of 2009.

Posted on 10/4/2009 2:13:41 PM

Art Professor Turner Receives Honorable Mention at International Competition

Ceramics professor Kevin Turner is the recipient of an Honorable Mention for his ceramic work submitted to the Kerameikon International Competition in Croatia.

Posted on 3/16/2009 1:05:19 PM

Art Department, Recycling Center Offer Animals in Your Trash Exhibition

The Art Department has partnered with the Indiana County Recycling Center for an exhibition of art made from recycled plastics called Animals in Your Trash, on display through November 21 at the recycling center.

Posted on 10/30/2008 2:19:33 PM

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