Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Kittens, finally.

After lecturing the Art Foundations I class about not adding kittens to their designs (kind of an inside joke) we celebrated a great semester with kitten therapy on the last day of class.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Art Club mask sale

Art Club recently spent an afternoon creating fun masks that were sold over the noon hours in Toner. As predicted, the Spiderman mask was the first one to sell...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Apple Fest!

Art Club braved the cold and clouds last Sunday to bring their face painting skills back to the Apple Fest, an annual celebration of Polish culture and history at the Polish Museum in Winona.

Veteran Lauren Graf helped Monika Patel learn the ropes. Thanks to both of them for their contribution to the community!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Just can't get inside today...

The outdoor portable drawing boards and stools got a lot of use today. Many art classes were taking advantage of the great weather.

This class worked on drawing Heffron Hall in the shade of a few trees on the green.

Art outdoors

They are rare, but the opportunity to go outdoors with drawing pad on a beautiful fall day is pretty nice. Here the Foundations I students are drawing architecture using 2 point perspective.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault

Coming to Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery. Opening reception October 16th, 2014, 4:30 - 6 pm.

Monday, April 28, 2014

2014 Senior Show Opening

Photos from the Saint Mary's, 9 Artistas, senior art major show opening at the Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery in the Toner Center.  The opening was a great success with friends, family, students, faculty and staff in attendance!  Showcasing seniors discussed their pieces and the many process' that went into creating their work for the show during the opening.  Congrats Seniors for a very successful show!  If you missed the opening and still wish to see the show it remains open until May 10, 2014!

LeiLani Oas receiving the SMU Art Department's Creative Spark Award
from Department Chair, Rob McColl.
Guests at the Show Opening
LeiLani J. Oas
Abigail R. Osborne
Angie Powell
Carla Olivares
Sam Pflughoeft
Chelsea Pumper
Andrea Hillsheim
Tommy Robaczewski
Kaitlyn M. Bryant
The 9Artistas!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Emily Gray Koehler Art Show Opening

Photos from the Emily Gray Koehler Art Show opening at the Saint Mary's Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery!  Also Featured are Cups by Mike, by Mike McColl in Gallery 2.  The opening was a hit with many in attendance!  Make sure to stop in and see the show before it closes on April 6th, 2014!

Artist Emily Gray Koehler 
SMU Faculty at Art Opening
Art Show attendee examining prints
Prints by Emily Gray Koehler
Emily Gray Koehler talking about her prints
Art Show attendees viewing the Cups by Mike in Gallery 2
Cups By Mike in Gallery 2
Cups By Mike in Gallery 2

Friday, March 14, 2014

Cups drawings are a hit!

Make time to see the exhibit, Cups by Mike, in Gallery 2 of the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries. Mike McColl has been drinking coffee since the invention of the coffee bean and releases that brewed nervous energy onto the outside of his finished coffee cup.

March 13th through April 6th, 2014.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Cardinals Flocking to Taylor Richmond Benefit Auction

Two classes, AR101 Art Appreciation (Fall 2013) and ID160D ArtsCore (Spring 2014), combined forces to sculpt and paint oven baked clay cardinals.

The Cardinal trees will be up for auction at the Taylor Richmond Benefit silent auction March 13th and 14th.

Come down and support this great cause!

More carrot, less stick

One sweet incentive for many critique classes and other special events in the Art and Design department is the appearance of the big white box of Bloedoe's donuts.

Michelangelo is quoted as saying:

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”

I wonder if Florence had a Bloedoe's?