Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Jake Fincher (Ceramics BFA, MA)

Jake with Ceramic MA Exhibition Work
Pittsburg State University Department lost a member of its family this week with the death of alumni Jake Fincher (Ceramics BFA, MA).

“Jake was a vital, energetic soul. He had a curiosity about life and a profound consciousness about the world. My heart hurts at his loss. Our thoughts go out to his family during this difficult time.” Rhona Shand, Department of Art Chairperson.

Jake Steven Fincher passed away on February 10, 2014. He left a wife, Chelsea, and three young boys, Samson (6 years), Sulivan (2 years), and Raleigh Blue (8 months).


Self Portrait by Jake 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Department of Art Spring 2014 Interdisciplinary Lecture Series

This Semester's Interdisciplinary Lecture Series is Presented By:
Department of Communication
SGA Student Fee Council
Idaho Commission on the Arts (Chad Erpelding support)

Department of Communication production of:

An Enemy of the People

By Henrik Ibsen / Adapted by Arthur Miller / Directed by Joey Pogue

Feb. 27–Mar. 2, 2014 • Studio Theatre • Thurs.–Sat.: 8 p.m. Sun.: 2 p.m. 

One man’s honesty in the face of environmental danger causes him to be 
persecuted and ridiculed even by his closest allies when his town’s tourism 
economy is threatened. Catch this powerful drama – as relevant today, perhaps more so, as when it premiered in 1883. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

New Class takes a look at the Art of Inking

Student Work Example
Students in Art 470. Drawing with Ink are learning to bring their art to life through nib pens. While the class is made up of students from many different art disciplines, the majority took the class due to the comic applications of inking. 

Comics have been around far longer then the computer so it certainly helps to know how to make your own the traditional way. Traditionally, comic book drawing is handled in two steps. First, an artist draws the figures, backgrounds and elements, using a pencil. Then an inker goes over the drawing, making his own enhancements and defining the final look of the panel. Knowing how to ink involves a combination of technique, instinct and proper equipment. 

It also helps to have an instructor trained and working in the industry such as Emi Gennis.  "Her area of expertise is comics and she has a lot of experience in the industry." says third year Commercial Art student, David Bush. 
Emi Gennis (Department of Art Faculty) 

Student Work Example