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Lindsay Oesterritter, Assistant Professor of Ceramics, was presented with the WKU University Research/Creativity Award for 2012-2013. Professor Oesterritter is pictured in the ceramics studio surrounded by her work and ideas. Photo by Bryan Lemon

Pairing with the WKU Study Abroad and Global Learning office and the College of Education and Behavioral Science Student Teaching Office, Art Education program at Western Kentucky University is expanding its international reach and sending the pre-Service art teachers to complete their student teaching overseas. Featured in the photo above Ashely Hurt in front of Schloss Nordkirchen in Germany.

David Marquez (right), Full-time Instructor of Sculpture, and Charles Hurst (left), Bowling Green area blacksmith, volunteering their skills at the Potter College Fall Festival 2013.

Allison Salmon's "Float" installation.

Phillip Claunch and Jenna Hall with elevator installation by Russ Pappas.

Holly Thompson stoking the wood kiln.

Brent Dedas at the 2014 Biennial Faculty Exhibition.

"Not Said" by David Wilson. David Wilson exhibits his two- and three-dimensional drawings both nationally and internationally. A Professor of Drawing and Transmedia Design at the University of Tennessee, Wilson lives and works in Knoxville.

Whether you envision yourself building a professional studio practice, pursing a career in graphic communications, teaching art at a primary or secondary school, or exploring a world of art history, we're ready to help you reach your goals.

With programs that vary in length and concentration, the WKU Department of Art supports and challenges students along a variety of life-enriching paths. The BFA degree in studio art or graphics is a comprehensive, focused program for students interested in pursuing a professional creative career. Our range of BA programs in art education, art history, and studio art offer additional possibilities to study art within a liberal arts context, leading to a variety of career paths including teaching, art therapy, museum studies, art conservation, or arts management to name just a few possibilities.

Whatever path you choose, you will be working with energetic art professionals who have gained national and international recognition in their respective fields. Our faculty introduce students to a world of art by hosting visiting professionals, traveling with students to conferences and exhibitions, and leading study-abroad programs around the globe.

Brent Oglesbee, Department Head


Gallery News

David Wilson Installation

Monday, March 17th, 2014 through Thursday, April 10th, 2014

FAC Main Gallery, 2nd Floor

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David Wilson Installation

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