College of Fine Arts Articles
Blue Connection Artist-in-Residence uses painting to draw out emotions
Blue Connection, Millikin University's student-run retail art gallery located in downtown Decatur, Ill., is a space that has helped define Stephen Gardner's college experience.
Members of Dissonance share love of a cappella with campers
Millikin University a cappella group Dissonance was started for not just the idea of competing against other a cappella groups, but for educating music and for the love of performing.
The group also knows the importance of enriching the community through performance, and their summer camp "Project A Cappella" speaks to that in many ways.
Summer program at Millikin teaches hip-hop music
Many might assume that summertime at most universities can be a quiet time as classes have wrapped up and graduation ceremonies are taking place – this isn't the case at Millikin University.
Even though most students are gone for the summer, the Millikin campus community is staying active with different camps, conferences, workshops and immersion courses.
Burgett's music career has a "Big Blue" connection
Building on the success of his previous single "Town You Never Heard Of," 2012 Millikin University graduate Eric Burgett is releasing music with his new record label, Bow To Stern Group. His debut single "Swing Low, Sweet Old Cadillac" was released on June 3, 2019, and an EP is slated to release in Aug. 2019.
Dr. Mark Tonelli performs alongside Lexi Walker at Devon Amphitheater grand opening
The Decatur (Ill.) community celebrated the grand opening of the Devon G. Buffet Amphitheater at Nelson Park during Memorial Day Weekend. The performing arts facility, made possible by a generous donation by the Buffett Foundation, is a destination for live, outdoor entertainment during the summer months.
Millikin theatre students team up with WJMU to develop voiceover skills
A career in voiceover work could lead to many exciting and creative opportunities for performers, including different kinds of projects, from audiobooks to animations.
New Millikin graduates told "Now is Your Time"
Gabby Catlin stood at the podium in front of a packed Decatur Civic Center, overlooking more than 300 graduates at Millikin University's 115th commencement ceremony and asked, "What legacy are you leaving behind?"
Graduating senior plans to build upon repertoire of landscape paintings
Millikin University's Art Department and Center for Entrepreneurship have named Stephen Gardner the 2019 Robert Harrison Crowder Artist-in-Residence at Blue Connection, Millikin's student-run retail art gallery.
Millikin students showcase short films and animations
Teams of filmmakers and animators were given a unique opportunity to create and exhibit their work at Millikin University's first "Images in Motion" film festival, presented by Millikin's Arts Technology Department. The film festival was held April 26 on Millikin's campus at Albert Taylor Theatre.