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Darbie Angell (’04) | Cru Dinnerware CEO and designer

Darbie Angell (’04) | Cru Dinnerware CEO and designer

By on June 19, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Darbie Angell didn’t wish upon a star. It took hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit to make her dreams come true. But come true they have – and in a big way. Angell’s company, CRU Dinnerware, entered into a lucrative partnership with Disney that swept her into a magical world of creating designs for the global entertainment giant. […]

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Rebecca Barker (’04) | Art & Design

Rebecca Barker (’04) | Art & Design

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

As an art student at ACU, Rebecca Barker helped shape one of the campus icons, Jacob’s Dream, an almost 40-foot bronze sculpture, surrounded by weathered stones. Now Rebecca helps shape other artists’ work as head patineur and conservator of Deep In The Heart Art Group in Bastrop, Texas. “The simple version of what I do […]

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Rebecca Barker (’04) | Deep In The Heart Art Foundry

Rebecca Barker (’04) | Deep In The Heart Art Foundry

By on May 24, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Head Patineur and Conservator, Deep In The Heart Art Group As an art student at ACU, Rebecca Barker (’04) helped shape one of the campus icons, Jacob’s Dream, an almost 40-foot bronze sculpture, surrounded by weathered stones. Now Rebecca helps shape other artists’ work as head patineur and conservator of Deep In The Heart Art […]

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Nil Santana | Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Director of Maker Lab

Nil Santana | Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Director of Maker Lab

By on April 17, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

The integration of technology into the 21st-century classroom is an essential part of the ACU experience. However, for professors in ACU’s creative arts programs the use of technology requires – ironically – more creativity. Today, there is a sense of communal construction of knowledge. Students are not restricted to the walls of the classroom, nor […]

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‘Community’ takes on special meaning for student diagnosed with cancer

‘Community’ takes on special meaning for student diagnosed with cancer

By on February 28, 2018 in ACU News, Campus News, Features with 1 Comment

Daniel Tapia enrolled at ACU as a junior in the fall of 2015 after spending two years at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, his home state. When it came time to move on to a four-year university, Tapia didn’t have to think about where to go. Two sisters, Nora (Tapia ’04) Perez and […]

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Class project lands alumna’s design in Museum of Modern Art annual catalog

Class project lands alumna’s design in Museum of Modern Art annual catalog

By on October 25, 2017 in ACU Today Magazine, Features with 0 Comments

What started as an illustration class assignment has turned into a money-making opportunity for Katelyn Goodman (’17) of Abilene. A pop-card she created of Santa’s sleigh in flight is featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s new catalog and is also available for sale in the museum’s brick-and-mortar store on West 53rd Street in New […]

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Study Abroad: Leipzig through the eyes of an artist

Study Abroad: Leipzig through the eyes of an artist

By on July 31, 2017 in Features with 1 Comment

Art and design professor Dan McGregor (’97) chronicled his recent Study Abroad adventure in Leipzig …

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Sculpture professor brings storybook characters to life

Sculpture professor brings storybook characters to life

By on June 9, 2017 in Faculty Spotlights, Features with 0 Comments

Frozen in bronze on the walkways of downtown Abilene, the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy remind people of childhood stories. These characters from William Joyce’s Guardians of Childhood were the first sculptures Geoff Broderick, associate professor of art, helped to cast in bronze. The Texas legislature named Abilene the Storybook Capitol of Texas in 2015 […]

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Maxwell’s Sacred Spaces exhibit ends Oct. 24

Maxwell’s Sacred Spaces exhibit ends Oct. 24

By on October 22, 2013 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Abilene Christian University sculptor Jack Maxwell (’78) is again bringing his unique talents to life with Sacred Spaces, an exhibit of 19 oil paintings at the ACU Downtown Gallery. The exhibit is open noon to 3 p.m. through Oct. 24 at 1133 N. 2nd St. in Abilene. The artist, a longtime professor of art and design […]

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ACU team presents at World Maker Faire

ACU team presents at World Maker Faire

By on September 23, 2013 in Academic News, Alumni News, Campus News with 0 Comments

This past weekend, more than 65,000 people converged on the New York Hall of Science for World Maker Faire, an international event that speaks its own unique language: makerspaces, hackerspaces, 3D printing, CNC routers and Raspberry Pi. World Maker Faire is one of 60 events sponsored by MAKE magazine this year to showcase the energy and creativity of a […]

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