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Last week, women enjoyed a night of admiring art in English Hall. (Photograph provided by

A night at the gallery

English Hall completed art showBy Grace Hooley | Echo Amid the low music and mood lighting, beautiful masterpieces are hidden in plain view. The sweet smell of roasted coffee floats into the room. About fifty women cautiously wonder around the English Hall lobby, whispering and admiring the talent of women […]

by · October 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
osh Welker paints finishing touches on “Astrobleme.” This exploding star is currently on display in Grand Rapids. (Provided by Josh Welker)


Professor Welker enters art in ArtprizeBy Grace Hooley | Echo Assistant Art Professor Josh Welker drove past the Sierra Madera crater. He had recently finished an art piece for an exhibit called ArtPrize that will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He originally titled it “The Exploding Star,” but something […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Artist Alexa Adamson was one of 55 artists who painted last year. This year, there will be around 70 participants. (Provided by Avon Waters)

First brush of fall

Converse, Indiana to host painters this weekendBy Laura Koenig | Echo Painters will splash white canvases with images of rickety barns, towering silos, lumbering trees and quiet town life at the Second Annual Indiana Plein Air Painters Association’s First Brush of Fall on Sept. 24 in Converse, Indiana. At this […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Through an open window the light shines

Through an open window the light shines

Art exhibit sheds light on mental health By Megan Herrema | Echo Minnetrista. No, it’s not a misspelling of “ministries.” It’s actually the name of a museum and cultural center in Muncie named after the Ball family’s home, which used to stand on the land now occupied by Minnetrista. Since […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Sherry Haines stands in front of her new home on Taylor's campus (Photo by Elyse Horb.)

Creativity in the cornfields

Taylor’s new First Lady shares her artistic inclinations By Brianna Kudisch | Echo  “It’s the creative process,” Sherry Haines said as she sat in her airy blue kitchen, her hands wrapped around the warm mug filled with coffee. Taylor’s newest First Lady brings a wealth of experience and talent to […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
More than an IOTA

More than an IOTA

Metcalf’s first art exhibit of the yearBy Grace Hooley | Echo  As anxious students begin this year’s journey into Taylor’s community, curious eyes turn to the Metcalf Gallery. Among the boxes, clothing, decorations and greetings, Metcalf kicked off the semester with a Linnea Spransy art exhibit. From August 24 to […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Art for everyone

Art for everyone

Art Department presents the All Student Art ExhibitBy Danielle Barnes | Echo Today, select students from all majors on campus fill the Metcalf Gallery with artwork from the past year. This exhibit is a special event that allows students to enter their artwork to be displayed publicly. Each year, a different […]

by · April 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Lizzie Wilson sets up her artwork for the senior show on Friday.

Bringing the pieces together

Senior graphic design portfolio gallery this weekendBy Grace Hooley | Contributor After about four years of splattering paint, designing digital art and studying photography, the senior class of graphic design majors can finally show Taylor what they are made of one last time. On Friday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. […]

by · April 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Walking through “No Man’s Land”

Walking through “No Man’s Land”

The senior art exhibition will begin with an open reception this Friday.  By Becca Eis | Contributor When the seniors from the art department sat down to determine a theme for this year’s exhibition, they realized it would be difficult to unify their individual styles. The artists worked in many different […]

by · March 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Like the wind that blows through campus, the UPR had positive and negative effects.

Taylor Responds to the University Program Review

The UPR evokes a whirlwind of responses from the Taylor community  The wind that rips through campus is a pervasive reality at Taylor University, knocking students off sidewalks and leaving everyone’s hair tousled. But the wind has its upside too: students can windsurf on longboards and the turbines create renewable […]

by · March 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News