Visual Art & Design Showcase

January 30 - February 3, 2017

2017 Visual Art & Design Showcase Award Winners
Grand Prize
Carina Jimenez, Imposition, Paintings - ART
Award Winners
Nicholas Cook, Madeleine Cihak & Abigail Reznicek, Reflection, Documentary
Morgan Liberman, La Habra Boxing Club, Photography
Timothy Glanvill, Finding My Identity, Fibers - ART
Edward Henuber, Piles, Digital Prints - ART
Grand Prize
Catlin Miller, Honey Interlude, Apparel Design
Award Winners
Ari Wagner, Year of the White Bull, Graphic Design
Kailey Brooks, Persistence, Floral Design
India Simpson & Maia Loesche, Geo Gingham, Apparel Design
Aaron McMurry, Student Maker Space, Architectural Design
Sager|Braudis Gallery Exhibition Award & Scholarship
Edward Henuber, Piles, Digital Prints - ART
Resident Arts Exhibition Award
Jessie Donovan, Vulnerable and Variable, Printmaking - ART
Ragtag Cinema Video Award
Nathan Wright, Death Deferred, Video
MU Museum of Art & Archeology Showcase Award
Bill Chlanda, A Process of Healing, Photography - ART
Missouri Theatre Display Award
James Rusk, Columbia Transit Station, Architectural Design
Devon DeVaughn, Decadence, Photography - ART
Steven Gieseke, Retrospecticus, Documentary
Caitlin Sadowski, Elegance in Water, Apparel Design
Kailey Brooks, Persistence, Floral Design

Inkscape: Ink Painting Exhibition in Beijing by Prof. Leong


Remembering Jerry Berneche


Jerry Douglas Berneche, 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, with his loving wife of 58 years by his side at their home in Columbia, Missouri.

Berneche taught in the art department at the University of Missouri from1966 to 2008. While at MU, he helped enrich and develop the art department curriculum as well as the Summer Study Program in Florence, Italy. He was a well-loved and respected mentor, colleague, and friend.

His teaching was enhanced by his involvement with the community as a board member of the Missouri Watercolor Society and School of Access Arts in Columbia, Missouri, and as an active member of the Columbia Art League. Berneche even had time for friendly competition and laughter through his MU faculty and staff bowling league and also belonged to the local Acaci Masonic Lodge.

Berneche’s legacy will live on through a scholarship that is being sponsored by the Department of Art and his wife, Joanne. Details for donating to the scholarship will be forthcoming in the next newsletter.


Jerry Berneche in the 1970s

MU Photography Alumna, Melissa Spitz, featured in Vice Magazine


MU Photography alumna, Melissa Spitz, was featured in Vice Magazine for her project, "You Have Nothing to Worry About". She began this work about her mother while completing her BFA in Photography at the University of Missouri. Read the article here, or visit her website for more photos from this project and others.  

East-West Dialogues III: Artworks by Chinese Visiting Scholars & Their Hosting Professors

East-West Dialogues III:
Artworks by Chinese Visiting Scholars & Their Hosting Professors
August 1-11, 2016
Reception: Tuesday, August 2, 4-5:30pm

Craft Studio Gallery, University of Missouri-Columbia
518 Hitt Street, N12 Memorial Union, Columbia, MO 65211, USA • 573-882-2889
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm

The Craft Studio Gallery at the University of Missouri-Columbia is pleased to present an exhibition of artwork and design by Chinese visiting scholars and their hosting art professors at MU.

In recent years, the Department of Art at the University of Missouri-Columbia has been hosting visiting scholars from universities in China to conduct research on MU campus. They came to observe our art instructions, participate our graduate seminars, learn from our art professors, and conduct research and creative activities in collaboration with MU art professors. Their visit affords us an important opportunity to further strengthen our linkage and exchange with universities and research institutions in China, which is mutually beneficial to faculty and students in universities in both countries.

This exhibition is organized by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs, the MU Confucius Institute and the MU Department of Art. Participating art professors in East-West Dialogues III include Jean Brueggenjohann from University of Missouri, Xiaohua Chen from Jiangsu Normal University, Tao Jiang from South China Agricultural University, Lampo Leong from University of Missouri, Jingtao Li from Hubei University, C. Pazia Mannella from University of Missouri, Hong Wang from Hubei University, Rui Wang from Jiangsu Normal University, Wenjuan Wu from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Xiuling Xu from Jiangsu University of Technology, Yan Yan from Zhengzhou University, and Dongxia Zhao from Jiangsu Normal University.