Indiana University East is announcing the inclusions of the Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition during a reception for the artists. The 32nd Annual Whitewater Art Competition was held Saturday, October 2, at IU East. This year’s competition was juried by John McNaughton, a nationally acclaimed 20th century artist, and was sponsored by the Wayne County Foundation.
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Indiana University East will accept art entries September 20-September 24 for the Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition.
The competition will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, in Whitewater Hall. The top ten entries will receive a monetary award.
Works from the Whitewater Artists Guild is on display now through September 17 in The Gallery at Indiana University East. The Gallery, located in Whitewater Hall, is free and open to the public.
NSM faculty collaborate to publish findings for use of phylogenic species identification
School of Natural Science and Mathematics faculty members Markus Pomper, Dale Beach and Mike Foos (emeritus); IU East B.S. in Biology graduate and former laboratory coordinator, Nickie May; and co-authors Don Ruch, from Ball State University, and Kathy Sheehan, from the University of Colorado, received notification that their paper, “Phylogeny of Pilobolaceae,” has been accepted for publication and will appear in an upcoming issue of Mycologia. This paper re-describes a family of fungi and proposes the use of phylogenic species identification to distinguish among isolates of the genus Pilobolus more accurately. This publication represents the culmination of a multi-year collaboration utilizing the laboratory facilities at IU East.
The upcoming exhibit in the Indiana University East art gallery will be “The Works of Mike Elsass” on display now through July 2. The Gallery exhibit features the Ohio based artist’s abstract and weathered steel paintings that represent strength, life’s elements, aging, imperfection and beauty.
Ed Thornburg, director of the Art Gallery and lecturer of fine arts, works in close proximity to nature by recycling discarded items into art.
“Now, I’m really interested in found art. It’s yours to do something really original but you have to find it first,” Thornburg said.
Jean Harper, associate professor of English, was recently awarded a fellowship to the MacDowell Colony located in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Harper will reside at the artists’ colony for six weeks, beginning in August into September.
Indiana University East will feature artist Sara Hanlon in the upcoming exhibit in The Gallery. “The Works of Sara Hanlon” will be on display March 29 through May 7. She is also scheduled for workshops with IU East art students in the studios.