2021

September

Art Students Paint Mural for Sports Complex

Under the direction of professor Ivan Fortushniak, Advanced Painting students in spring 2021 created a 45-foot mural for S&T Bank Arena in White Township. The mural shows a selection of the sports played at the complex.

April

Alumna Illustrates Cover of Pittsburgh City Paper

Art and Design alumna Morg Cunningham was recently chosen to illustrate the cover of the Pittsburgh City Paper magazine.

March

Pandemic-inspired Artwork by Massey Aquired by Smithsonian

“Touch in the Time of Corona,” an artwork by Associate Professor Sharon Massey, was recently acquired by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Massey was inspired to make this piece in summer 2020 after attending a small funeral for her husband’s grandmother at the height of the first wave of the pandemic.

IUP Chapter of National Art Education Association Wins National Award

The IUP chapter of the National Art Education Association recently received the 2021 Outstanding Student Chapter Award during the NAEA annual conference.

McClure Sweeny Wins NAEA Preservice Chapter Sponsor Award

The National Art Education Association named Marissa McClure Sweeny to receive the 2021 Preservice Chapter Sponsor Award of Excellence Award. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes dedication to the development of future professional members of NAEA through sponsorship of an outstanding Preservice Chapter group at the college/university level.

Art History Minor Invited to Present Research at SURC

Art history minor Gwen Himes has been invited to present her paper, “Putti in the Baroque: The Wise Fools in the Age of Excess,” at the 2021 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC).

January

Art Education Student Recognized for Volunteer Work

Kaitlyn Carey, an art education major, was nominated as A Person Who Made a Difference in the Susquehanna Valley for her volunteer work at the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library in Northumberland, Pennsylvania.