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Teaching a world of creativity

Teaching a world of creativity

Students teaching art to children in the communityBy Grace Hooley | Echo The faint smell of finger paint mixed with the blinding fluorescent lights meant new opportunities to create. Tape, crayons and construction paper dotted the moon-shaped tables. There’s no doubt this is an elementary art classroom. Taylor students majoring in […]

by · November 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The necessity to create

The necessity to create

African artist Margaret Allotey-Pappoe weaves together art and storyBy Abigail Roberts | Echo Margaret Allotey-Pappoe, from Ghana, creates with art what many cannot come close to conveying with words. A professor of graphic design and the chair for the art and design department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Allotey-Pappoe is one […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Between the shadow and light

Between the shadow and light

Traveling African art exhibit at Taylor  By Grace Hooley | Echo “Art is not just an interpretation or facsimile of history, but a moral force in the production of a new reality, and hope for a damaged society,” Okwui Enwezor, one of Africa’s art critics, said. From 2013 until 2018, the […]

by · October 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Community children ages K-6 participate in after school art programming guided by Taylor students. (Photograph provided by Kathy Herrmann)

After school art program kicks off

Students become the teacher and children, the artistBy Chin Yi Oh | Echo The Taylor art department will begin the After School Art program for elementary students in grades K-6 on campus. Art education and pre-art therapy majors will be teaching the lessons under the supervision of Professor Kathy Herrmann. […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
We are women

We are women

We are WoProBy Abigail Roberts | Echo It is not everyday you walk through the Zondervan hallway and come face to face with a powerful display of artwork exploring themes of womanhood. Two weeks ago Women’s Programming (WoPro) opened with their first event of the year, a Conversation Sparking Art Show. Throughout […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Brecken’s Breakdown

Brecken’s Breakdown

By Brecken Mumford | Echo Have you ever been so overwhelmed by people, places, things, ideas — nouns — that you feel stationary? You want to say something, but all the words get stuck in the back of your throat? You go to move, to capture, to do something, but […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Tommy Woodson of Muncie, paints the Seven Pillars area. (Photograph by Avon Waters)

The first brush of fall

Local paint-outBy Grace Hooley | Echo Off they go in every direction. Paint, canvases and inspiration are thrown into the back of cars as these artists race to the spot they had picked out beforehand. In the back of their minds, they know they have to be back at 3:30 p.m. for […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
John Reishus smiles at his welding project as it smiles back. (Photograph by Halie Owens)

Fabricated findings

The history of Professor Reishus’s welding hobbyBy Becca Eis | Echo When driving on the country roads of Grant County, there is seemingly not much to look at . . . unless you come across John Reishus’s yard. “A lot of the steel sculptures from getting my master’s are in […]

by · September 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Years worth of experience makes for innovative designs. (Photograph provided by

Clay and Kindred Spirits

Clay art gallery beginning FridayBy Grace Hooley | Echo Worn craftsman hands are working through a lump of clay. At first, they harshly move and prod the 12-pound mass as it spins on the wheel. Though soon enough, the hands soften as they begin more intricate designs. Eventually, a wonderful […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
The Bridge Cafe is the best place for a friendship to bloom and strengthen. (Photograph by Katherine Yeager)

The heart of Upland

The Bridge Cafe is bringing revitalization backBy Braden Ochs | Echo Walking through the Bridge front door is a warm, welcoming sensation for customers all around. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and books huddle around the group of wood tables. Vintage lights glow, making the tables radiate themes of focus and community. […]

by · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features