Friday, September 12, 2008
Canton Area Art Council's September gallery show opens
"Trade Marks and Walden Dreams" is the September show at the CSSC Gallery, located at 709 Lewis St. in Canton. The show focuses on the work of the late George Miller, who is known internationally for his work in story-image relationships. The story-image relationship process takes place when the integration of an ongoing narrative with abstract objects is read and then the artist studies the human response to the art. Miller's unique art is featured in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum in California. He served as a professor at the Universities of Oregon and Iowa, where he was able to share his outlook on esthetic theory. The "Trade Marks" series, which will be at the CSSC Gallery, plays commercially successful logos against the impact of the mass media on the human experience. The "Walden Dreams" series, also being shown at the CSSC Gallery, is Miller's collection of visual and narrative art in the symbiotic relationship that characterizes story-image relationships. The show is open to the public through Saturday, September 27; gallery hours are Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 3 p.m.
Radoslav Lorkovic piano concert
Radoslav Lorkovic, an international musician and composer originally from Croatia, performed a piano concert to a full house on Wednesday, September 3, which was also his 50th birthday. The event had great attendance, which filled almost all of Merrilat Chapel. The art and design department greeted Lorkovic with balloons and a cake, and the crowd welcomed him by singing him "Happy Birthday." Lorkovic played for an hour and entertained the crowd with his own songs as well as selections from Tom Waites, Joe Price, Greg Brown and Randy Newman.
Ten C-SC students receive study abroad awards
Study abroad scholarships have been awarded to 10 C-SC students to help them fund an EXP@CSC study abroad course. The awards were made possible by Jim and Anna Lee Lipka, alumni of C-SC. To be eligible for the award, students wrote a one-page essay explaining why the study abroad course that they chose is important to their education. The student's GPA and financial needs were considered when selecting recipients. Recipients Katy Hanus, Angelyna Hinkle, Cara Lamansky, Emily Johnston, and Nicole Herrington will be traveling to England and Scotland this spring with Dr. R. Joseph Dieker and Dr. Lee Hammer to study British civilization. Jennifer Hamilton, James Varner, and Molly Welton will travel to Egypt in the fall of 2009 with Dr. Mohamed El- Bermawy and Dr. Andrew Walsh to study the natural and religious environment of the Nile. This fall, Brant Beckman and Erin McAvoy will travel to Turkey with Dr. Patrick Hotle and Dr. Steven Long to study the Eastern Roman Empire. Culver-Stockton is planning additional study abroad courses, including one in the spring of 2009 to the Netherlands to study the Golden Age of Dutch art, led by Robert Kennon and Dr. David Fistein. All the study abroad courses are a part of the EXP@CSC curriculum and taught during the three-week short term each semester.
First home football game set for Saturday, September 13
The C-SC football team hosts Baker University for its first home football game of the 2008 season, Saturday, September 13 at 1 p.m. at Poulton Stadium. C-SC and Baker University both have records of 0-1 for the season. Greek tailgating starts at 10 a.m. at the football field. The Wildcat Parents Football Club is also hosting a Wildcat huddle in the upper parking lot across from the Field House from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. There is no cost to attend the huddle, but donations are welcome; all donations will go to Wildcat football. The huddles feature traditional tailgate fare with appearances from Coach Guenther and other C-SC athletic personnel, complimentary food and drinks, Wildcat camaraderie and much more. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets. To bring a dish send an e-mail to Rich Higdon at firstname.lastname@example.org to let others know what you are bringing to the huddle. For more information on Wildcat huddles contact Rich Higdon at the above e-mail or at 217-494-7847. For more information on becoming a member of the Wildcat Parents Football Club, contact Jennifer Hiller at email@example.com or at 573-288-6457.
C-SC professor of art emeritus publishes 14th book
A book signing was held in the library on the Culver-Stockton College campus on Tuesday, September 2, to congratulate and honor Al Beck, professor of art emeritus at Culver-Stockton College who has had his 14th book published. Beck proudly read an excerpt from his book to the president of C-SC, William Fox, during the signing. Beck started teaching at C-SC in 1968 and served as an associate professor and head of the art department from 1968 to 1996. He said he prides himself on the fact that he taught art for over 45 years at the primary, secondary and college levels and never gave a test. His recently published book, Right Brain's Bloomin' Again, is a collection of poetry, drawings, songs, essays and computer-manipulated photographs taken by Beck's wife, Carmen Federowich. Beck's books have been well received in the United States, Canada, England and Japan, with his 14th book reaching several countries in Europe. Beck is currently an artist in residence at C-SC and has won numerous awards in art and poetry throughout his career.
C-SC students enjoy Sample Canton
Area business gathered in Meaders Lounge, Thursday, September 11 for Sample Canton, an event that showcases what surrounding businesses have to offer. Many students, faculty, and staff members enjoyed free goodies as they visited booths as well as information about the businesses. Sample Canton has taken place on the C-SC campus for several years and this year was once again considered a success by both students and participating businesses.