Friday, April 29, 2011

The Hummer has arrived

 LT Goodpasture, LTC Stoner,and Anson Pruneda (Commercial Art)
Commercial Art Student wins national competition. The prize is that the PSU ROTC receives the use of the Hummer wrapped in Anson's artwork for a year. More information about Anson's winning design can be found our earlier blog post and at

Monday, April 11, 2011

Join us on Facebook!

The Pittsburg Department of Art has a new Facebook page. Make sure and say hello! We are continuously uploading images (student work) to the page...

Friday, April 8, 2011

A little heavy lifting for Art

Faculty, students and artist, Michael Aurbach, pulled together to install the new University Gallery exhibition. "The Administrator and The Critical Theory Series" exhibition will be on exhibit from April 11 to May 2, 2011. There will be an presentation about the sculptures and reception on May 3, 2011. See the PSU Art Website for more information.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Family Art Night set for April 7

The Department of Art will host Family Art Night from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, for young people ages 5-17. Participants will learn about the current exhibits in the galleries from an interpretive art guide before creating a take-home art project of their own.

The art projects for the evening have been designed by a team of art education students and will reflect the content and materials used by the professional artists whose work is on display in the galleries.
Family Art Night is free and open to the  public. Children 8 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

For information, call 235-4305 or e-mail Portico Bowman,

Life in the Circus

While not actually preparing for a life under the big top, art students were dressed for the part last Wednesday. Students were shooting reference images for a Commercial Art I project.

"Knowing how to shoot and use reference images is an important part of being an illustrator. Students not only need to know what a character in their images look like, but how they walk, sound like and think. It makes their images more believable. In short, by shooting good reference images students make better work and become better artists." says Rhona Shand, Commercial Art I professor.