‘Painting: Expanded’ artist Martha MacLeish to discuss her work at IUCA+D in Columbus

    Artist Martha MacLeish will talk about her work and the show “Painting: Expanded” at 6 p.m. tonight at the Indiana University Center for Art and Design. The center, which opened in 2011, is located at 310 Jackson St. in Columbus. The current exhibition of work by MacLeish, Timothy Linn and Michael Rouillard explores […]

IUCA+D to host symposium celebrating modern architect Harry Weese

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom colleague Jaclyn Lansbery: Architecture buffs, rejoice: the Indiana University Center for Art + Design will host a two-day workshop dedicated to celebrating and analyzing Harry Weese’s work throughout Columbus, Ind. The symposium,  “The Early Architectural Works of Harry Weese: Creative Syncretism,” runs from April 4 to 5 at 310 […]

Scrap steel + color + form = art

The Indiana University Center for Art + Design will host a reception for its latest installation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the center, 310 Jackson St. in Columbus. The exhibition, “Big Bright Steel,” is a collaboration between Noblitt Fabricating Inc. and artists Emily Kennerk and Jennifer Riley. The Columbus-based steel fabrication […]

IUCA+D professor’s project helping relaunch Iowa’s Westbrook Artists’ Site

Indiana University professor Kevin Lair‘s work was on display earlier this month at the Iowa State University College of Design downtown gallery. Lair and Elizabeth Walden’s collaborative work, titled “Horror Vacui (Nature abhors a vacuum. What do we make of its plenitude?): Work in Progress for Westbrook Artists’ Site (WAS),” is an ongoing project that […]

IUCA+D exhibit features Evansville native’s evolving work of art

Artist Mark Cooper, an Evansville native, has created a collaborative work of art at the invitation of the Columbus Museum of Art and Design and the IU Center for Art + Design. Currently on display at IUCA+D’s gallery at 310 Jackson St. in downtown Columbus, the exhibition is titled “YuYu Columbus,” a reference to the […]

Exhibit suits IUCA+D to a T

If you’re like me, you’ve got entire drawers full of T-shirts. But somehow, those shirts are much more than just an item of clothing. In a way, they represent my personal history — the theme for my high school marching band’s senior show, the Greek letters adopted by my floor at a private Midwestern university, […]

Design and retail students join forces on real-world projects

A new studio course offered this past semester through the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design mixed design and retail students, helping both hone practical skills and abilities by working with each other on real-world projects. But it’s not just students who used the new model. IU professor Mary Embry, who teaches in the […]

Hoosier native dubbed ‘Empress of Fashion’ focus of annual lecture

Hoosier native Eleanor Lambert’s ideas, creations and hard work helped elevate the entire fashion industry. Born and raised in Crawfordsville, Ind., Lambert — who died at the age of 100 in 2003 — was known to many as the “Empress of Fashion” due to her trademark turbans and oversized jewelry. At 4 p.m. Wednesday, April […]

Entrepreneur to take part in design symposium hosted by IUCA+D, Kelley

Marcel Botha was with friend Trevor Hardy, watching him feed his young son a few summers ago, when Hardy commented that the ergonomics of baby spoons were all wrong. That conversation led to the creation of Spuni, a spoon that complements the instinct to latch and suck that babies develop during breast- and bottle-feeding, making […]

Texas students to use Columbus as ‘living laboratory’ for small-scale urbanism projects

Architectural students from the University of Texas Arlington will travel to Columbus, Ind., in February to study at the IU Center for Art and Design as well as use the architecturally rich city as a “living lab” to investigate the potential of small-scale urbanism. The students are studying under award-winning architect and UT Arlington assistant […]