June 6, 2017 at 12:30pm

Millikin Wire: Madison Ciaccio

Madison Ciaccio, a senior art therapy major from Mahomet, Ill., is the 2017 Robert Harrison Crowder Artist-in-Residence at Blue Connection, Millikin's student-run retail art gallery. She is currently studying painting and drawing, and works under the guidance of Professor Lyle Salmi, chair of the Art Department at Millikin. Ciaccio will showcase her artwork at Blue Connection from May 22 – June 30.

May 8, 2017 at 12:30pm

Millikin art students pay tribute to professor's brother

Students in Professor Lyle Salmi's Painting course at Millikin University study various concepts and techniques that are used in painting. The course emphasizes the development of skills and knowledge necessary to form a personal approach to expression through the medium of painting.

April 20, 2017 at 10:15am

Window of Opportunity

The large library windows of Dennis Lab School in Decatur have seen some changes this spring. Earlier this April, artwork designed by Millikin University visual media students was installed on the library windows. The design reflects Dennis Lab School and the school's impact on the community.

April 6, 2017 at 11:30am

Millikin senior art exhibit caps undergraduate studies

Millikin University student artists Shelby Truax and Michelle Holsapple will present their senior art exhibitions at the Perkinson Gallery in Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Millikin's campus April 9-14. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, April 9, from 1 – 3 p.m.; the reception is free and open to the public.

March 10, 2017 at 10:15am

Graphic Design students awarded at Self Employment in the Arts Conference

The annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference is an opportunity for faculty and students to attend workshops and share best practices in entrepreneurship as artists. This year's conference, held Feb. 24-25 in Lisle, Ill., featured the 8th annual SEA College Juried Art Show where Millikin students took home two awards.

January 19, 2017 at 2:45pm

Starting Thursday, Jan. 26, the Perkinson Art Gallery in Kirkland Fine Arts Center will feature an exhibition titled "Peace, Love, Posters" featuring music posters from the 1960s psychedelic era.

The posters are part of an extensive collection that belongs to Marc Willis of Decatur, Ill. Willis inherited the posters from his brother Reese who lived in the San Francisco area. Two years ago, Ed Walker, associate professor of art at Millikin University, learned of the collection.

December 5, 2016 at 2:15pm

Arts Technology Expo

Millikin University hosted its first annual Arts Technology Expo on Dec. 2 in Lower Richards Treat University Center. The event showcased interdisciplinary artwork and technology work created by Millikin students.

Areas of work included digital photography, graphic design, marketing campaign pieces, audio production and videography.

November 21, 2016 at 11:30am

Millikin Chili Bowl Fundraiser supports Good Samaritan Inn

Millikin University's annual "Empty Chili Bowl" fundraiser has grown into a popular holiday event around campus and the local community. Ceramics students in Millikin University's Art Department made over 180 chili bowls for this year's event and sold them for $10 each with sales benefiting the programs of the Good Samaritan Inn of Decatur, Ill.

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