Friday, February 27, 2015

Andy Warhol Artwork Unveiled

The Bicknell Center for the Arts now houses artwork by artist Andy Warhol.  Beethoven II.390 is available for viewing in the James S. and Treva J. Dawson Lobby.  

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pittsburg State University to Unveil a Significant Gift of Artwork by Iconic Artist Andy Warhol

Wednesday, February 25th

11 a.m. 

Bicknell Center for the Arts

Pittsburg State University will unveil a significant gift of artwork by world-renowned artist Andy Warhol at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 25th in the James S. and Treva J. Dawson Lobby in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. The artwork, which will be added to the university’s permanent collection, is a gift from Robert and Gwendolyn Tyler.

   “We designed The Bicknell Center to be a cultural destination for the region,” said Pittsburg State President Steve Scott. “The Tylers have a long history of supporting their university and their gift of an original Warhol is an extraordinary addition to our permanent collection. It speaks volumes about their belief in our mission and of our university’s commitment to the arts.”

   Andy Warhol is one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century. His innovative approach to art-making still influences contemporary art and culture. He challenged traditional boundaries between art and life, and art and business, in all types of media. In the process, he turned everyday life into art and art into a way to live the everyday.

   “That Andy Warhol’s work will be displayed in the Bicknell Center, a place where the visual and performing arts will be celebrated together, is stunning,” said Rhona McBain, chairperson of Pittsburg State’s Department of Art. “It will serve as an inspiration to all who perform and visit this wonderful facility. We are grateful for the Tylers’ generosity and love of the arts.”

   Robert D. Tyler, president of Winfield Consumer Products, Inc., is a 1975 plastics engineering technology graduate of Pittsburg State University. Tyler previously served as a trustee of the PSU Foundation, Inc. He is a member of the PSU Plastics Advisory Council and the Tylers are lifetime members of the PSU Presidents Society.

   Through the Robert and Gwendolyn Tyler Charitable Foundation, the Tylers provided significant support for the construction of the Tyler Research Center and established the Dr. George Graham Plastics Engineering Technology Scholarship at PSU.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Art Connectors Exhibition Coming Soon

Creature Comforts

Heroic and Magical Monsters

February 23rd - March 13th

Come see creatures such as Pantalones Purpura.  This monster, nicknamed "Pants", connects with the imagination of children.  He helps us deal with our obsessions over technology and information. 

Pants, and many other creatures, will be taking over the Second Floor Gallery in Porter Hall starting February 23rd.   

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Come by Porter Hall Wednesday, February 11th to create a Valentines date for Gene Victor.  Room 201
6:00 pm

Saturday, January 31, 2015

We've added a new speaker to the Interdisciplinary Lecture Series!

We've added a new speaker to the schedule! Dr. Xiaolu Wu will be presenting on the art of healing at 11:00am. Our schedule has been updated accordingly.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Students are hard at work on projects as the Spring 2015 semester begins.
Students in Portico Bowman's Sculpture class are carving into plaster.  

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Interdisciplinary Lecture Series is coming up fast!

Come check out the lectures on Friday, February 6th at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts!

The lecture series is inspired by the work of artist and art therapist Maria Lupo, whose exhibit Pigs, Process, and Sustainability will be displayed in Porter Hall’s University Gallery from February 1st through March 6th.  We will discuss a wide variety of subjects focusing on intersections of art and medicine, including input from visual and performing artists, healthcare professionals, and others involved in the study of health, illness, suffering, and healing, as well as the community, as they relate to the arts.

10:00  TBA
10:30  Dr. Mindi Garner
11:00  Deborah Fischer + Karen Tompkins-Dobbs
11:30  Dr. Jamie McDaniel
12:00  LUNCH
1:00  Dr. Harriet Bachner + Melinda Ledlow
1:30  Jessica Stallings + Dr. Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro
2:00   Dr. Janice Jewett
2:30   Josie Mai
3:00  Maria Lupo