The idea of deceptive strength is one that resonates with all of us. Often we find ourselves in a place of frustration when we feel our humanity seeping through the cracks of the images that we have so painstakingly constructed.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
This SIP season, senior visual art majors must shape an artifact out of their history, particularly from their last four years on the mountain. For Beth Ann Fogal, this means tackling the question, “Why should we look at art that makes us ache?”Read More