The Department of Art and University Art Gallery Collection were just gifted three photographic works of art from retiring Professor of Art Hideki Kihata. Panorama with Doll, Door, and Lily all represent the techniques Kihata was best known for in the classes he taught for 35 years; pin hole photography being his first love, silver dye bleach taken as a pin hole image, and photogram collage referencing his early background in abstract painting. Department Chairperson Shaun Bangert wrote: These works are “a wonderful addition to the collection!” They will be used both educationally and for upcoming exhibitions.
It is the goal of the Art Department to develop a student's artistic skill and knowledge to a professional level. This provides leadership for our society and prepares our students for the next step through future employment in an art related field or graduate school. The Department also places its general goal to be recognized as a leader in the arts and art education, and as the important cultural resource for the Great Lakes Bay Region and the state overall.
Listed below are the three most recent entries for the Student Spotlight, featuring alumni and what they are doing since graduation. For the complete listing, please click here.
graphic designer, Health Enhancement Systems (HES), Midland, MI & also freelance
Artist at Speedball Art Products. Featured artist in Blick Art Materials Anniv limited edition printmaking kits.
In August Taylor will be moving to Florida to accept a position for the Walt Disney Company.