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Cynthia Allan

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Phone: 620-235-4302
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101 Porter Hall
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Art Students Honored For Research Colloquium Presentation

Students from Jamie Oliver's Mural Painting class participated in Pittsburg State University's annual Research Colloquium this spring and were awarded first place in Category C Creative Works Oral research presentation. The students collaborated to present work in both the poster competition as well as the oral presentation competition on "Practice-Based Investigation of Large Scale Client-Based Artwork Production," in which they discussed the design process, working with clients, the execution of the works, and conclusions from the Fall Mural Class producing four 6'X6' paintings for Axe Library. 




BFA students Lauryn Hastert presented the poster, and Brianna Harris gave the oral presentation, but the research and work was also shared by Luis Calderon, Jared Jennings, Leslie Van Loenen, Lauren Downing, Shandara Richardson, Aaron Skapik, Sarah Walden, Brittney Walton, Ithaca Marlier and Gaga Zheng. The Research colloquium took place on April 7th. 



Representing the group at the Research Banquet on April 25th to accept the award were Brianna Harris, Luis Calderon, Lauryn Hastert, and Aaron Skapik. The abstract for their award-winning presentation can be read below. Congrats to all of the students who participated!

Abstract:

This practice-based research aims to develop unique knowledge in the areas of experience and representational learning through the design and execution of 4 large- scale paintings client based artworks.  While supporting the mission of the Department of Art, the arts on campus, and creative research this project will culminate by bringing artwork into the Axe Library. 

The project allows students to merge their artistic skillsets with the demands of the client utilizing a practice- based visual output as both material and creative representations of knowledge.  This investigation will engage aspects of student visual research and design, input from the client, and knowledge of artistic skillsets, both from prior experiences and those gained from the execution of the project. 

Through developing visual strategies in the design and execution phases of the work this study will explore how the resulting paintings might support the representation of knowledge in the field.  Central to this investigation will be the development of material knowledge through learning new craft based skills and how the development of this knowledge or skillsets might influence future artwork creation on the part of the collaborators.  

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High School Art Day
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Spring 2014 Interdisciplinary Lecture Series

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2014 Fall/Winter Gallery Exhibitions

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Porter Hall Art Building

Porter Hall - street viewThe Department of Art is located in Porter Hall, which is comprised of three levels of art studios and classrooms. The Pittsburg State University Art Gallery, the Harry Krug Art Gallery, and the Art Students' Gallery are also within Porter Hall.

This complex of studios, galleries, and classrooms affords students an environment for significant artistic learning opportunities for the study of ceramics, printmaking, jewelry design, weaving, sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, art history, and art education.

All studios are professionally equipped to meet the standards of a university art department.

Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Located in the heart of Pittsburg State University's campus, the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts is the region's premiere destination for the fine and performing arts.

Designed and constructed by the world's most renowned theater architects, this $33 million facility features a 1,100-seat performance hall, a 250-seat theater, a 3,500 square-foot art gallery and state-of-the-art technology.