About the Exhibition: Students will have a multitude of work on display (and for sale!) at ART NOW in the Reilly Room, Atherton Union, on Butler University’s beautiful campus. Come see everything from drawings and paintings to our first round of 3D printed works (the program acquired a 3D printer just days ago!), large format digital prints, wearable art, sustainable sculpture and much much more!!!
The opening reception is TODAY 5-7 p.m. – this is your chance to meet and mingle with the artists!; the exhibition will also be open TOMORROW December 11 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and will be staffed by Art Program faculty happy to give you a personal tour from 9 until 2:25; our critiques (“crits” for majors) will run from 2:25 until the close of the exhibition (during that time you are welcome to explore the exhibition on your own).
About the poster: This semester’s poster was designed by Amber Mills, who will graduate in May 2014 with an Art + Design Major and Strategic Communications Minor. Amber has interned with Butler’s Web Marketing division, Astra Creative, and this Spring will intern at Taft Stettinius & Hollister law firm, working under Maria Porter (’11), an Art + Design alumna, who is responsible for the law firm’s graphic design. See more about Art + Design alumni at http://www.butler.edu/art/alumni/alumni/ and more about Art Program internships at: http://www.butler.edu/art/internships/
With Art Now just around the corner (next week Tuesday and Wednesday!) the painting students are bustling with activity. Here are a few studio shots of works-in-progress to give you a hint of what’s to come!
During open hours, Butler University’s Annex building was filled with colorful works of art and spectators willing to appreciate it. Senior Kaylin Beckwith held her Honors Thesis Art Show on Friday October 25, 2013. She presented the first exhibition of honors thesis work in the Annex.
For her honors thesis, Kaylin investigated the role of art therapy in improving mood in grieving children. She hostessed a gallery exhibit of the art created by the children in her study. Which is AWESOME! The exhibit was held at Art Annex (at the bottom of the hill behind AV—previously the Jordan Academy of Dance) and incorporated a brief talk about her results she found through her time working with the kids of Brook’s Place.
Kaylin Beckwith presenting her work
“The benefits of art therapy have been largely documented in practice rather than in empirical research studies. Several studies in the past ten years have evaluated art’s therapeutic effects finding that art therapy is more beneficial than writing therapy (Pizarro, 2004) and that a positive focus in therapeutic art decreases stress levels (Dalebroux, Goldstein, and Winner, 2008; Curl, 2008). Only one study to date has examined art therapy with a clinical population. Lyshak-Stelzer and colleagues (2007) found that art can reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The present study was designed to evaluate the components of effective art therapy by comparing art to another psychomotor activity, puzzle, and social interaction on enhancing mood in grieving children.”
One of the young artist’s drawings was turned into a puzzle
The exhibit also included a silent auction of the art work, with all proceeds benefiting Brooke’s Place.
Her work can be seen at Art at the Annex until October 25, 2013.