Category: Art and Design

A culture lives on: SIUE student's project explores Indonesian culture with puppet exhibit

A culture lives on: SIUE student’s project explores Indonesian culture with puppet exhibit

Mariah Huelsmann selected a collection of Javanese puppets because their curvature, symbolic crowns and detailed sculpt do more than captivate audiences.
SIUE senior Mariah Huelsmann is creating a museum exhibit display of Javanese puppets in Peck Hall. Huelsmann is the 2016 commencement speaker for the College of Arts and Sciences. (Photo courtesy of the Anthropology Department)
“They […]

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences student senators believe changes in the student government structure will give better representation to CAS students next fall.
Cody Osborne
Landon Montgomery
Haley Schlecht
Students were elected by direct vote from students enrolled in each college on candidates who were also enrolled in their respective colleges. This year’s CAS representatives are sophomore Cody […]

Art Therapy exhibit provides window into the impact of mental health

Art Therapy exhibit provides window into the impact of mental health

Different perspectives in how mental health has touched lives was the theme of this year’s Art Therapy Exhibition at the Art and Design Building West. And the graduate students of the program showcased a variety of artistic pieces, ranging from traditional paintings to innovative collages made of sentimental objects.
The theme of this year’s Art Therapy […]

Annual art auction benefits department, connects students, faculty with community

Annual art auction benefits department, connects students, faculty with community

SIUE senior Katie Manning had spent more than 20 hours tirelessly carving woodblocks and pressing her Woodblock print piece titled “The Griffin.”
Art Therapy student Kaitlyn Elliot runs an art piece to be auctioned through the audience during the annual Art Auction March 16 at Art Building West. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
She had also spent weeks […]

MFA Student shares emotional story behind art pieces

MFA Student shares emotional story behind art pieces

Veronica Delgado understands Art Therapy from both sides. As a student at Georgia State University, Delgado remembers the difficult emotions she dealt with as an undergraduate student.
Veronica Delgado, a second year MFA student, speaks during the opening of the annual Art Therapy Exhibit earlier this month. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
For six years, she created paintings […]

Former SIUE student curates print collection at EAC

Former SIUE student curates print collection at EAC

Everyday conversation, and the different ways humans communicate, was the subject matter highlighting a collection of prints from the University Museum Feb. 18 at the Edwardsville Art Center.
Jessica Hunt MFA student studying sculpture, looks at a print during the SIUE History Museum’s annual exhibition at the Edwardsville Art show Feb. 18. The show was curated […]

In remembrance: SIUE grad and local artist dedicates life’s work to Holocaust survival

In remembrance: SIUE grad and local artist dedicates life’s work to Holocaust survival

Agnes Pal’s love of art was born of curiosity and fondness for beautiful shapes nearly a lifetime ago.  She said she loved art since she was a child living in the Hungarian town of Mako, dreaming of artistic designs in her steel bed painted with the Seven Dwarves.
SIUE alum Agnes Pal, left, has created dozens […]

38th Annual Art Auction to take center stage on campus

38th Annual Art Auction to take center stage on campus

An intensified crowd of auction participants will bid on original artworks donated to benefit SIUE’s Art & Design department.
This painting by Art & Design professor John DenHouter is an example of a donated piece for the 38th Annual ART AUCTION. Image courtesy of Pam Decoteau. Th event takes place March 19th at 6 p.m. in […]

Art alums showcase pupils’ work at annual high school juror show

Art alums showcase pupils’ work at annual high school juror show

While area high school students received recognition for their work at the Art & Design department’s annual High School Art Exhibition on March 2, the artistic pieces were also a source of pride for a few former SIUE students.
SIUE graduate Kari Casper-Bassler, right, stands with her student, Belleville West senior Sarah Schofield. Schofield's colored pencil […]

Hand of Baroque female painter grabs students’ attention

Hand of Baroque female painter grabs students’ attention

Art history professor Katherine Poole-Jones lectured about the willful hand of painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Self-portrait image above of the Baroque artist provided by Poole-Jones.
Seventeenth-century Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi once wrote to her patron and supporter Don Antonio Ruffo, “And I will show your Most Illustrious Lordship what a woman can do… you will find the […]

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