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Art History Senior Symposium 2011


Saturday, April 16th 2011 ~ 9am - 5pm in the Bartlett Center Room 109

Link to: Full Schedule

Please also know that a reception honoring the careers of Marcella and Nancy will be held in the gallery following the final talk. Lets wish them well on their recent and forthcoming retirements.


Lora Webb, Art History Program's Outstanding Senior


Lora Webb, from Stillwater, is the Art History program's Outstanding Senior. She has been involved in several student government organizations at OSU, including most recently serving as the Chair of the Committee on Student Organization. She is also the vice president of the Art History Organization. She has received numerous scholarly awards, including Phi Kappa Phi, and has been on the student Honors Roll every semester since Fall 2007. She is also an Honors College student, and as such, is completing an honors project in which she is creating a gallery concept that combines interactivity and oral history. Her ideas include developing a print gallery and focusing on the history of print making at OSU, the research for which has included interviewing individuals and devising ways to incorporate those into an exhibition space. She will be doing a public presentation at the conclusion of this project, which will offer students the opportunity to share their thoughts or suggestions about the OSU museum. Her art historical interests focus on the interactions between cultures, and how one culture uses or changes or rejects the images of another. In the fall she will begin in the masters degree program in art history at Tufts University in Massachusetts, and hopes to eventually pursue a PhD as well.


Liberal Studies Major Skylar Smith Chosen As 2011 Bailey Scholar


Skylar Smith (Liberal Studies with a dual focus in Art History and English Literature) is one of ten students who have been awarded the Bailey Family Memorial Trust Scholarship to study abroad at the University of Hertfordshire, located north of London in Hatfield. She will be in the UK for the spring semester, studying a variety of subjects in literature and British culture, including "Witchcraft and Magic in England"! "Aside from going to school, I will be doing quite a bit of traveling," Skylar says. "As St. Augustine said, 'The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.' I cannot wait to begin 'reading' in earnest!"

The trust was established in 1982 by J.B. Bailey, an OSU graduate and Tulsa attorney, and his brother, Richard E. Bailey, longtime OSU humanities professor and founder of the first study abroad program in OSU's College of Arts and Sciences, in memory of their grandmother Ida L. Davis and mother Lalla D. Bailey. The purpose of the trust is to provide scholarship support for full-time OSU students, regardless of their major field of study, to study the liberal arts at a recognized university outside of the U.S.


Art History Major Caitlin Smith Shares Her Collection


Caitlin Smith, a junior art history major, collects vinyl artists' toys — and for the month of April, her collection is on view in the Bartlett Center. "Generally not thought of as a typical medium of fine art, modern toys have become a more widely accepted vehicle for artists," Smith writes in the essay that accompanies the display. The artists included in her collection include American graphic artist Frank Kozik, French graffiti artist Fafi, and several others.


Project by OSU Graphic Design Student Jacob Gilbreath Receives International Acclaim

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Jacob Gilbreath's motion design project, completed for a Digital Design Studio assignment, has been making waves since it was completed and posted online a month ago. The piece is based on Conan O'Brien's farewell speech and consists entirely of 3D kinetic type. So far, it has over 147,000 views and has been featured on numerous design blogs.

Jacob Gilbreath is a student in the Electronic Media emphasis of the Graphic Design program. While his work is primarily focused on motion design, he has won several awards this year for print design and web design projects, as well. The Conan O'Brien project gained attention from motion design legend, Kyle Cooper, leading to a summer internship at Prologue Films in California.

Watch Conan O'Brien Kinetic Typography on Vimeo.