New lecture series at IU’s Fine Arts Library features artists who create handmade books

The Fine Arts Library at Indiana University Bloomington is home to many one-of-a-kind objects of art. In addition to its stacks of books covering many facets of art and its making, the library hosts an extensive collection of artists’ books. Jasmine Burns, the interim head of the Fine Arts Library, has designed a new lecture […]

Display of handmade books by Herron students has been extended at the Fine Arts Library

When you go to a library, you expect to see books. And when you go to the Fine Arts Library at Indiana University Bloomington, you expect to see books about art. But if you visit soon, some of the books are works of art. Handmade books by Karen Baldner’s students at the Herron School of […]

Sculpture installed at CIB honors former IU president

Sculptor Don Gummer created “Basic Action,” the stainless steel and bronze work recently installed on the patio of the Cyberinfrastructure Building on the far east side of the Bloomington campus. IU President Michael A. McRobbie asked Gummer to create a sculpture in honor of the late Myles Brand, the university’s 16th president and one of […]

Former IU professor Judy Chicago to give visiting artist lecture at IUPUI

Trailblazing artist and former IU Bloomington professor Judy Chicago will speak at IUPUI’s Herron School of Art and Design this week. She’ll deliver a lecture “Surveying Judy Chicago: An Artist’s Career” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Basile Auditorium, Eskenazi Hall, 735 W. New York St., Indianapolis. Her talk is the fifth Jane Fortune […]

Herron student’s blog appeals to the neat freak in us all

This is a shortened version of a post that appeared on the blog of the IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design. Thanks to Rob Bullock for allowing us to share this with you: Meet Austin Radcliffe, president of IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design’s Active Student Artists organization. He’s a senior better known […]

Fall has arrived, and is brimming with art

When the tent sales featuring mattresses and cheap furniture pop up on vacant lots and the streets are clogged with moving trucks, I know it is official: The students have returned. Classes in Bloomington start Monday, and campus is already starting to hum. There are plenty of great arts happenings on tap this fall, so […]

IUPUI alum helped create Pixar’s latest animated film, ‘Brave’

If a female heroine — with red, curly hair! — isn’t enough to make you want to watch Pixar’s latest animated movie, “Brave,” maybe this news will: An IUPUI alumnus worked on the film. As a sets modeler and dresser in Pixar’s sets department, it’s quite possible Frank Tai has the coolest job ever. For […]

When Jared Lee picks up a pencil, millions of children laugh

If you know a kid who loves the Scholastic “Black Lagoon” book series, then you’ve likely seen an illustration by IUPUI Herron School of Art and Design alumnus Jared Lee, who earned a BFA in visual communication in 1966. Below are highlights from a Herron blog post featuring Lee’s reflections, 46 years and 27 million […]