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 …


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 …


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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Susanna Crum to lead Mid-America Print Council12th October 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Susanna Crum, assistant professor of fine arts (printmaking), has been elected board president of the Mid-America Print Council (MAPC) for 2018-2020. Crum becomes the second IU Southeast printmaking faculty member to lead the organization. Brian Jones, emeritus professor of fine arts, was president in 2000-2002. “I’m excited to maintain the …

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Joanna Goldstein brings women composers into the light20th March 2018

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—When pianist and Professor of Music Joanna Goldstein takes the stage this Friday with a small chamber ensemble, it will mark a major milestone in a journey of academic, creative and political exploration. That journey includes not only the concert, but extensive research and the recording of women composers from …

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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 …


$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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