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.
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.
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.
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.
Technology continues to be evolving in the fields of audio production and engineering, live entertainment and graphic design. Today, people have to wear multiple hats when it comes to establishing a career in these fields. To prepare students for these growing career opportunities, Millikin University's College of Fine Arts has established a new major called Arts Technology.
Millikin University art therapy major Kathryn Scarim specializes in printmaking and is an abstract artist through and through. A senior from Palos Park, Ill., Scarim has recently had the very high honor of having one of her multimedia prints accepted into the Emerge Gallery & Art Space located in Saugerties, New York.
High school students from Decatur Public Schools (DPS) are taking part in one of Millikin University's newest courses while earning college credit at the same time.
Classic rock music posters of the 60s and 70s helped promote some of the most legendary artists of the psychedelic music era and captured people's attention through iconic imagery.