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Susanna Crum leads printmaking collaboration to support artists and raise awareness during pandemic30th June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Kentuckiana, Susanna Crum, assistant professor of fine arts for printmaking, and her partner, artist and educator Rudy Salgado, were forced to close their Louisville printmaking studio, Calliope Arts. “We found ourselves alone with a fully-equipped studio for the first time,” Crum said. It didn’t …

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Susanna Crum uses art and history to boost morale in Louisville27th April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Susanna Crum, assistant professor of fine arts and her partner, Rudy Salgado, are blending art, reminiscence and a sense of place to boost morale in Louisville, Kentucky. Crum and Salgado are reproducing and distributing a found artifact: pledge badges from the Great Flood of 1937. Printed on camvas and pinned …

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Teaching through the pandemic: Barbara Kutis6th April 2020

During this time of widespread disruption, with lives turned upside-down and inside-out, IU Southeast educators are making adjustments to deliver high-quality learning experiences for students. Assisted by the Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE), they are shifting their courses online, overcoming challenges and making some discoveries along the way. These are their stories. Dr. …

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IU Southeast Concert Choir invited to sing at Indiana Music Education Association conference13th November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For the first time in its history, the IU Southeast Concert Choir has been invited to perform at a state conference. In January, the choir will sing at the Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA) conference, to be held in Fort Wayne, Indiana. To win the invitation, the choir was selected …

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IU Bicentennial grant helps IU Southeast students learn high art of stained glass23rd October 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Ooohs and ahhs filled the Ogle Center lobby as Chancellor Dr. Ray Wallace unveiled a unique stained-glass artwork created by IU Southeast students and faculty. The artwork, which was funded by a grant from the Office of the IU Bicentennial, is the result of a unique partnership between IU Southeast …

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From India by design: guest experts lead workshops for students and the public11th October 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–What is design? Believe it or not, this question has not easy answer, even for designers. This week, two design experts from India are visiting IU Southeast, and sharing theory and practice from the forefront of the field with IU Southeast students and the public. They will hold workshops with …

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Visual Thinking Exhibition showcases the many worlds of contemporary drawing27th August 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Think you know what a drawing is? Prepare to think again. Visual Thinking: International Juried Drawing Exhibition, in the Ronald L. Barr Gallery at IU Southeast, will challenge visitors to expand their conception of what drawing is, what it means, what it does, and what it says. The show features …

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IU Southeast ceramic artists go all-in at Southern Crossings Pottery Festival11th March 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast ceramics faculty and students were a big presence at this year’s Southern Crossings Pottery Festival. The Festival raised over $5,000 to combat childhood hunger in Kentucky through a gallery show and workshop featuring leading ceramics artists from around the country, as well as an “empty bowl” event at …

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Fine Arts Faculty Biennial Exhibition celebrates spirit of experimentation22nd October 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The 2018 Fine Arts Faculty Biennial Exhibition puts the spotlight on a dozen instructors, with works in ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, and mixed media. The exhibition runs until October 31 in the Barr Gallery, during normal opening hours. Like their students, art instructors are constantly experimenting …

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