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Juried student art exhibition a powerful burst of creative fire30th January 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Last week’s IU Southeast Fine Arts Juried Student Exhibition, a mainstay of the spring academic calendar, kicked off its run at the Ronald L. Barr Art Gallery with a festive and crowded reception and awards presentation. Over 65 works in media ranging from drawing and painting to ceramics and digital …

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$1.5 million gift to create program drawing master artists and scholars to campus26th October 2017

A new fine arts program at IU Southeast will bring master artists and creative scholars of national and international renown to teach, work and research at the university on a temporary basis. Supported by a $1.5 million bequest through the Brian and Cynthia Jones Artist in Excellence Fund, the Master Artists and Scholars Program will …

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IU Southeast Phoenix soars to victory in public art contest18th October 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Call it symbolic or just plain fun: the Phoenix constructed by IU Southeast Fine Arts students soared to top honors at the recent “#IAmPublicArt” event in New Albany, Ind. hosted by the Carnegie Center for Art & History. The mobile structure bested competing pop-up installations from Bellarmine University and Kentucky …

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“Artaxis Conversations” bring together ceramic artists from around the world8th October 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The concept: 24 artists from 16 countries will “gather” via live-stream video over a 12-hour span on Tuesday, Oct. 10, to answer questions from fans, fellow artists and friends of ceramics. The event is called “Artaxis Conversations,” and it’s the brainchild of Artaxis, the arts organization founded by Brian Harper, …

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Multimedia artist Rosanna Raymond brings strong Pacific currents to campus15th September 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast welcomes trailblazing multimedia artist, performer and thinker Rosanna Raymond to campus for a workshop and two public lectures exploring her complex and dynamic vision uniting traditional elements of the Samoan world-view with forms from the creative edge. Better buckle up. Raymond’s presentations are unpredictable, provocative, powerful. They combine …

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Ready to launch: SpaceLab propels student artists5th September 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The SpaceLab is “Go!” IU Southeast’s diminutive display space for student art has blasted off for another voyage through the academic calendar. As described tongue-in-cheek on its website, the SpaceLab is a “reusable laboratory that allows artists to perform experiments in standard gravity in Earth orbit.” It is located in Knobview …

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“Taste the Feeling” composer delivers real-world tips to performance, composing, audio engineering students10th March 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—It’s probably safe to say that tens of millions of people in over 200 countries have seen Coca-Cola’s ad campaign, “Taste the Feeling.” The ads premiered in Jan., 2016 and the campaign hit stride during last year’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The music for the uplifting, …

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