SIP Series: Meagan Drew & Ethan Hard

For the past three months, the campus community remained peacefully unaware of the lethal danger spawning in the Jackson Art Building.  Perhaps the demolition of the near-by Art Barn should’ve been a sign that the area housed a biohazard.  Perhaps visual art and pre-nursing student, Meagan Drew would’ve thought twice before cultivating some of the most rampant and unanticipated viruses of the past century—AIDS, Measles, and the newly discovered Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome.

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SIP Series: Adrienne Siegenthaler and Jamison Shimmel

Growing up in Cullman, Alabama, English major Adrienne Siegenthaler understands how true to life the snake-handling, charismatic characters of Flannery O’Connor’s fiction can be.  She also sympathizes with O’Connor’s bemused yet appreciative attitude toward churches where the “gospel is the crazy, shocking, and unbelievable.” This theme became the crux of her 10 minute SIP presentation Thursday, March 19th.   

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Senior SIP Series: Zach Plating and Aften Whitmore

Senior English major Zach Plating is an aficionado of the graphic novel, and particularly appreciates  the medium’s ability to relay difficult themes through both visual and literary art.  For his SIP, the English major is analyzing how personal growth and identity are portrayed in “autographies,” or autobiographical graphic novels.

 

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Senior SIP's

For a kid or college student on a museum field trip, what could be more tantalizing than reaching out and caressing the decoupage behind the sign: DO NOT TOUCH?  It was instilled in us from kindergarten that with one stroke, we could send the David crashing to a sudden death.  However, for senior visual art major Bekah Meyer, both the artist and the onlooker should be able to utilize their sense of touch when interacting with art.   

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