Faculty News


OSU Graphic Design Professor, Carey Hissey, Retires After 26 Years of Teaching


Graphic Design Professor Carey Hissey will be retiring at the end of the Spring 2014 semester after 26 years of distinguished service and research at the Oklahoma State University Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History. Carey Hissey was born and educated in Great Britain. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Communication at the University of Central England in Birmingham in 1981.

In 1986 Carey moved to Norman, OK. She joined the faculty at OSU in 1988. She is one of the founding partners of the award winning Square Mile Design group, designing corporate materials such as annual reports, catalogs, brochures and exhibition graphics for national and international clients primarily in the banking, real estate and oil industries.

In his entertaining and heart-felt speech given at the 2014 Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History Awards Ceremony held in the Seretean Center Concert Hall on April 27th, her Graphic Design colleague Justen Renyer describes Carey's time here at OSU as such:

"Through some serendipitous turn of events, Carey ended up in Oklahoma; with her husband David Hissey starting the Visual Communications Program at OU and Carey joining the Graphic Design Program here at OSU in 1988. 26 Years. And Through all the changes that Graphic Design has taken, Carey has remained the most visually acute arbiter of quality in concepts, composition, drawing skills, color, graphic clarity, and - oh my goodness - typography, that I have ever known."

"Through hard work she has built and developed the strongest and most successful Graphic Design Program in Oklahoma ... Congratulations to our beautiful friend, colleague, and teacher, Carey Hissey!"


OSU Art Professors Jo Lynch and Teresa Holder Exhibit at Ten Towering Artists of Tulsa

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Above: Wave and Flame by Jo Lynch

Our OSU art professors Jo Lynch and Teresa Holder are taking part in a unique exhibition. The Ten Towering artists are a group of artists, each chosen because of their varied areas of expertise, showing together in one exhbition. The exhibition takes place at the University Club Tower in Tulsa, Oklahoma. What makes this exhibit so unique is that a percentage of the proceeds from their shows go to charity. A percentage of all sales from this exhibit will be donated to THERAPETICS, a 501(c)3 organization that breeds, trains and places service dogs to assist Oklahomans with physical disabilities.

For more photos of the exhibit, held April 25th, & 26th 2014, please visit the Ten Towering Artists facebook facebook.


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