Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Student Artwork Continues to Beautify Bracken Library

The 72nd Annual Student Art Show, held at Ball State University’s Museum of Art, featured student artwork in all media, from painting and sculpture to video and furniture.

Each year, a panel of professional jurors considers as many as 500 works for selection in this show, narrowing the final selection to at most 100. The result is a student exhibition that showcases outstanding student talent and quality artwork.

Some of the students’ artwork is purchased by various colleges on campus. These works are called The Dean’s Purchase Award. One of the participating colleges is the College of Fine Arts.

The University Libraries are very pleased that Dr. Robert A. Kvam, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, has graciously allowed three of his College’s Purchase Awards to be exhibited in Bracken Library on extended loan. One of the artworks, shown above, is an oil painting by Shandi Clark.

“It’s great for a student to be able to say on his or her résumé that their work was actually purchased and will become part of a permanent collection,” said Prof. David T. Hannon, Department of the Art.

This newsletter article first appeared in The Library Insider 5(5): 13; May 2007.

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