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Fine and Functional sells local artwork for gift-giving season

The Hammond Regional Arts Center hosted its annual Fine & Functional event to support local artists and allow visitors to purchase handmade gifts for the holiday season.
November 16, 2019

As the holiday season began, people sought out to buy original, handmade gifts. The Hammond Regional Arts Center, located downtown, continued its holiday traditions by hosting its annual Fine and Functional...

Artistic merit pays for an education

In music, students must audition to enter the department. This audition also counts as the students’ scholarship application.
May 7, 2019

Students can find a variety of scholarships based on artistic and academic excellence to offset the costs of pursuing an education in the arts. “The arts, and music in particular, can be a very competitive...

More important to art than skill

Excellence in a craft can require the artist's confidence. This can extend from receiving criticism to experimentation.
April 2, 2019

There exists an unsung hero in artistry who cannot be found in a supply store or on a craftsman’s workbench. From sculpture to theatre, this hero is expressed in every movement of the body, and the...

Essentials for selling artwork

Crystal Rutherford, a 2013 alumna, puts her artwork on sale at “Hot August Night.” For her, sales require a presence both in person and online. Artists can find different options for pricing and selling their works.
February 26, 2019

In order for an art business to prosper, pricing and creativity are skills to keep in mind. Numerous artists display their artwork to the public with the desire to promote and sell their pieces. Dr. Marc...

Pursuing a graphic design career

Near the end of every semester, art students can display their art projects such as graphic design at the senior exhibition in the Contemporary Art Gallery. The effect of graphic design in the world can be seen in movie posters, T-shirts and advertisements.
February 19, 2019

Nearly every corner of the modern world features graphic designs on movie posters, T-shirts, websites and advertisements. Graphic design garners attention worldwide, and Gary Keown, professor of graphic...

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