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Alumna artist makes her mark in Honduras with abstract creations

Alumna artist makes her mark in Honduras with abstract creations

By on August 1, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

In Honduras where contemporary and realistic traditional art is the normal, Helga Sierra (’12) has surprised the market with her abstract creations. “There’s not a lot of art education here, which has been one of the main hurdles with doing abstract art,” Helga said. “Here people are used to seeing portraits or landscapes, and if […]

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Alumna grows craft fair to benefit local businesses

Alumna grows craft fair to benefit local businesses

By on June 19, 2019 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Achieving your dreams is never a straight path, and Jennifer (Fuentes ’06) Harmel, creator of A People Party Productions, has traveled a winding road as her business has grown from a single pop-up market to a full-on marketing tool for businesses. Jen started her business in 2013. At the time, she was a teacher and […]

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Wildcats have a few stories to tell at Children’s Art and Literacy Festival

Wildcats have a few stories to tell at Children’s Art and Literacy Festival

By on June 6, 2019 in ACU News, Features with 2 Comments

Once upon a time – on May 21, 2015, to be exact – the 84th Legislature of the State of Texas designated Abilene as the official Storybook Capital of America. This week’s Children’s Art and Literacy Festival, or CALF, is one of the reasons why, and Abilene Christian University characters are playing their part to […]

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Smithsonian museum invites alumnus to demonstrate American Indian carving

Smithsonian museum invites alumnus to demonstrate American Indian carving

By on July 19, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

Not just anybody gets an invitation to put on a live exhibition at a national museum in New York City, but that is exactly what happened to ACU graduate Joshua Hinson (’01), also known as Lokosh in the Chickasaw language, which he speaks and teaches. Joshua lives and works in Ada, Oklahoma, the seat of […]

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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) | 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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