The students of the graduating class of 2014 in the Department of Art shall hold public lectures on Friday, March 28th in Room 409 of Russ Hall at Pittsburg State University from 4pm to 7pm. The students delivering lectures are Amanda Fitzpatrick, Jacob Miller, Amanda Scott, Blane Siebert, Kimberly Smart, and Rose Thornhill. The purpose of these lectures is for the students to discuss and explain their own work and what motivates them to pursue careers as professional artists. Any who are interested may attend for some of any lecture, or all of the lectures.
Amanda Fitzpatrick’s lecture is titled “Ab Imaginatione Artificis.” She is a Commercial Art major and specializes in a combination of 2D illustration and 3D sculpture and 3D graphics, and her goal is to work for Blue Sky Studios or another studio like them, creating character designs and models for use in films.
Jacob Miller’s lecture is titled “Monsters, Men, and the Untamed Wilds.” He is a Commercial Art major and specializes in 2D illustration and character design and hopes to eventually create and use his designs in the creation of video games.
Amanda Scott’s lecture is titled “Ostriches Uncut.” She is a Commercial Art major specializing in 2D illustration and character design and eventually intends to work for Pixar and to design and create characters for their films and shorts.
Blane Siebert’s lecture is titled “Come Ride With Me.” He is a Commercial Art major and specializes in 2D design and illustration and intends to eventually create his own snowboard company where he designs the boards’ graphics.
Kimberly Smart’s lecture is titled “Oh My Goodness Clay! What Would Granny Say!” She is a 3D Art major and specializes in ceramics, taking inspiration from various other artists and her own Native American heritage and intends to continue her education and teach others in the methods of creating professional quality ceramics.
Rose Thornhill’s lecture is titled “Playing with Pixels.” She is a Commercial Art major specializing in digital arts, specifically 2D illustration and uses her work to tell a narrative through comics and animation.
Each student’s lecture will discuss the thought processes and inspiration behind their artwork over the years. They will discuss their goals and aspirations regarding what career path they intend to follow with their work.