‘Art & Art History’ Category

Bringing the Dinosaurs Back to Life: Alumni at the Intersection of Art and Science

Most of us don’t get to say we work with dinosaurs for a living. For Gustavus art alum Tim Quady ’91, however, dinosaurs are just part of everyday life. Twenty-three years ago, he started Blue Rhino Studio, a custom design and artistic fabrication studio that does work for natural history museums around the world.  While […]

The Arts at Nobel Conference 56

The move of Nobel Conference 56: Cancer in the Age of Biotechnology to an online format has opened the door to a new level of creativity from fine arts students involved with the conference.  While preparations for this year’s conference began well before COVID-19 hit, they continued to evolve right up until the performances were […]

Fall art exhibits to open online and in-person

While things look a little different this fall, three art exhibits are opening at Gustavus Adolphus College this week. Cancer Never Had Me: Views by Artists and Artists Who Had Cancer: Works from the Hillstrom and Shogren-Meyer Collections open September 14 in the Hillstrom Museum of Art. The Now and After, a science and science-fiction […]

Five Questions with Katie Kangas ’10

Gustavus Adolphus College studio art and art history alumna Katie Kangas ’10 took a few minutes to talk with us about starting her own architecture firm, Pasque Architecture, and what she’s been up to since graduation. While a student at Gustavus, Kangas took advantage of all that the liberal arts had to offer. She toured […]

Senior Spotlight: Emily Logan

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Emily Logan is a studio art major from Cambridge, Minn. Next fall she plans to continue developing her art portfolio and eventually attend graduate school for art conservation. Associate Professor in Art and Art History Betsy Byers has worked […]

Senior Spotlight: Gunnar Olav Van Guilder

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community.  Gunnar Olav Van Guilder is a studio art major from Hudson, Wis. Next fall he plans to look for art-related work and eventually attend graduate school. Associate Professor in Art and Art History Betsy Byers saw Gunnar’s potential right […]

Senior Spotlight: Clifford McDonald

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Clifford McDonald is a studio art major. After graduation, he hopes to begin a career in marketing and design, or possibly go into the military or police force. Art faculty member Stan Shetka has instructed Clifford in various sculpture […]

Senior Spotlight: Nicole Meyer

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community.  Nicole Meyer is a studio art and theatre honors major from St. Michael, Minn. Her job at Glacier National Park this summer has been cancelled due to the virus, so now she is hoping to land a job or […]

Senior Spotlight: Jana Blomberg

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community.  Jana Blomberg is a studio art major and mathematics minor from Plymouth, Minn. Next fall she is hoping to find a job and continue to create art. Associate Professor in Art and Art History Betsy Byers, says she has […]

Senior Spotlight: Amelia Thompson

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community.  Amelia Thompson is a studio art major from Rochester, Minn. Next fall she is hoping to find a job in landscape design that will allow her to be outdoors. Associate Professor in Art and Art History Kris Lowe says […]