Faculty News


Liz Roth, Faculty Member, Exhibits Paintings at the Hardesty Arts Center

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Above Image: Liz Roth Desert View, oil on canvas, 30" x 48"

March 14, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Chasm: Paintings by Liz Roth
Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa
Hardesty Arts Center
101 E. Archer Street, Tulsa, OK 74103

OSU Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing and Studio Program Coordinator Liz Roth will exhibit paintings at the Hardesty Arts Center in Tulsa, OK from March 14, 2014 - May 4, 2014. The opening reception will last from 6:00 - 9:00 pm Friday, March 14th. Liz will come back to the Hardesty for an artist's gallery talk on Thursday, April 17th starting at 6:30 pm. In addition to the gallery talk happening at the Hardesty Art Center, Liz will be giving a talk about how her work interacts with geology at OSU's Boone Pickens School of Geology on March 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Opening Reception
Hardesty Arts Center
Friday, March 14, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Geology Presentation:
Boone Pickens School of Geology
at the Noble Research Center
March 28, 2014
12:30 pm

Artist's Gallery Talk
Hardesty Arts Center
Thursday April 17, 2014
6:30 pm

For more information visit www.lizroth.com

This exhibition is supported in part by the Grand Canyon Artist in Residence Program, the Ucross Foundation Residency Program, the Playa Fellowship Residency, and Oklahoma State University.


Louise Siddons, Faculty Member, To Lead A Tour At The OSU Museum Of Art Postal Plaza Gallery

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Louise Siddons, Assistant Professor of Art History at OSU and Curator of Sharing a Journey, will lead a tour and discussion on Thursday, March 6th at 6:30 pm as part of the Late Thursdays events at the Postal Plaza. Another Curator's talk will start at 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 8th.

Space is somewhat limited in the gallery, so please remember that this event begins at 6:30 pm and could be a 'first come-first served' situation if attendance is high. This discussion is free and open to the public.

Please visit the Museum's website for more information, www.museum.okstate.edu

Late Thursday: Curator's Talk
OSU Museum of Art, Postal Plaza
Thursday, March 6
6:30 pm

Curator's Talk
OSU Museum of Art, Postal Plaza
Saturday, March 8
1:30 pm


OSU Art Professors Exhibit At OH, TULSA! Biennial Through August 23, 2013

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OSU Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History teachers Jo Lynch and Teresa Holder's art works were chosen to exhibit in the Living Arts' "OH, TULSA! Biennial," This exhibit runs from August 2 to August 23rd 2013 at Living Arts in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The first image above is from artist and OSU watercolor instructor Jo Lynch. It is entitled "Gold in the Vault," an image of an art Deco Lamp in a vaulted ceiling which is upside down.

The second image above is from artist Teresa Holder and the work is called, “Selah: An Homage to Adah Robinson”

In this mixed media piece, Holder has used excerpts of a quote from Adah Robinson's personal letters, which are in Adah's own words, and in her own hand. These words are written to inspire others in the arts.

Below is a quote from Adah's letters:

“a teacher, to be inspirational, must, as far as art is concerned, be unselfish – supremely so, and with a mental grasp of the far reaching possibilities and reach of art thought” … I am “gathering thots in my soul and strength of spirit to inspire you all in Tulsa ... so there will be a group of souls who will carry on the art ideals … and be a positive force for the arts”…

The word selah means, "to pause and consider." Adah Robinson is considered by many to be Tulsa’s ‘Art Mother’. Adah studied art at the Chicago Art Institute and brought all she learned to Oklahoma in 1905. On her journey to educate and inspire others in the arts she became a well-known national speaker recruited by many including the office of J Edgar Hoover. In Oklahoma she taught at Central High School and by 1928 founded the Department of Art at Tulsa University. Her contributions to the arts in Oklahoma are highlighted by her work as the artistic designer of Boston Avenue United Methodist Church.

To read more about the OH, TULSA! Biennial, visit www.livingarts.org


Graphic Design Professor Justen Renyer recieves Best Educator award at National Conference


We are proud to announce that Graphic Design Professor Justen Renyer is the recipient of the Best Educator Award at the Dallas Society of Visual Communications Conference, April 2013. This presigious award for Best Educator was nominated by students. Justen was the instructor for both Katie Amos and Michael Molholt, two of our OSU graphic design students who won awards for their work at the conference this Spring.

Award: Golden Apple Award - Best Educator - Justen Renyer


Dr. González to be guest panelist in New Mexico

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The Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico will host "Colonial Authority and Identity in Ibero-America," a two-day, interdisciplinary conference that will take place April 10-11, 2013 in Albuquerque. The event is made possible by a generous endowment from the distinguished scholar Dr. Richard E. Greenleaf.

Dr. González's talk, entitled "The Imitation of Christ and the Female Body in Ibero-America," considers the relationship between Christological representations and female religiosity in Spain and Spanish America, c. 1600-1800. The work is part of a book project tentatively entitled "Women on the Cross: Female Piety in the Early Modern Spanish World."