The art department kicked off the term with an ice cream party on Wednesday.
As an ongoing event for the term, Associate Professor Tony Gant and students in his Site-Specific Art class will be working on installations and projects around campus.
Keeping with fall term tradition, there will also be an artist in residence hosted by Dick Blick. This term, painter Danielle Kimzey will be working with Knox students. She will also be engaging the Boys and Girls Club of Galesburg in an outdoor painting project around the exterior of The Box, which is located at the corner of Simmons and Kellogg streets. Along with her residency, Kimzey will also be hosting her own gallery on Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. at The Box.
As a homecoming event, there will be a gallery tribute in the Round Room to the late Professor of Art Harland Goudie on Oct. 19.
“He really helped found and make what the department is today,” Associate Professor of Art Mark Holmes explained.
There will also be multiple student galleries during the last few weeks of the term at The Box.
“This term, we are really building a new energy for the department,” Holmes said of attempts to push more student-oriented department events.
Also supporting this initiative are post-baccalaureate fellow Rebecca Ott ‘12 and senior Katie O’Connor, who are currently working on an official Art Club, which will take trips to galleries and shows in the area, such as that of Katie Bell ‘08 in Peoria and more. For more information, email O’Connor or Ott.