Trinity's Department of Art and Design is a vibrant community of student and professional artists. There's always something happening: a guest artist coming to campus, field trips to artists' studios or galleries and museums downtown, faculty members installing their next show, alumni checking with the department to see if there's a student they can get for an internship. We're glad you're here.
Art and Design: News
2nd week of November every year.
Art Visit Day introduces high school juniors and seniors to the heart of Trinity's art programs. Prospective students join the department for an artist's reception in the Seerveld Gallery and the Student Annual Review Show (SARS) on Thursday night, Nov., 14. Students can stay overnight for a taste of dorm life. Friday students head downtown to see how Trinity's Art department is connected to Chicago's art scene. Students tour a design studio founded by Trinity graduates and visit the Chicago gallery district. New this year, seniors who attend Art Visit Day are eligible for scholarships from $500–$5000 pending a review of 7–10 digital images. Illinois teachers get up to three CPDUs, free.
College provides Art majors with free membership to Art Institute
November 1, 2013
Because Trinity's art programs connect students to the Chicago art scene in ways that shape their education, their internships and their careers, the college provides art students with memberships to the Art Institute of Chicago. Trinity art students have free access to one of the most important museums in the world (and free coffee at the Members' Lounge). They also get access to the Ryerson Library and the Print and Drawing room where their instructor had specifically requested drawings to be pulled for each student: Rembrandts, Degas, Matisse etc. Membership has its privileges.
Lisa Walcott '05 at the Broad Museum at Michigan State University.
Trinity students travelled to what could be the coolest new museum in the country, The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, to see one of our very own, Lisa Walcott, '05 as the inaugural artist in a new series of up and coming artists. Here's a link to a video from the show. She even has merchandise.
Sarah Gindville '09 art educator, photographer in "Art Lives in Central Illinois" publication
Sarah Gindville '09 who is now an art teacher in Peoria District 150 schools continues to make photography while she makes her living helping kids understand visual culture. Her photography and a short bio was included in a survey of Central Illinois artists called "Art Lives in Central Illinois." The survey was published by the Central Illinois Artists Organization.
Hannah Snow '13 Graphic Designer
After doing an internship in downtown Chicago through Trinity's Chicago Semester, Hannah Snow '13, is now a designer for the Grand Rapids Public Library. Here's her senior show..
Roeda Signs hires design grad
Lauren Sandberg '13
Lauren Sandberg '13, a design graduate, will start a job as a marketing assistant with Roeda Signs of South Holland, Illinois. Sandberg's design skills, good humor and reliablity will be an asset to the company. Congratulations, Lauren.
Professor John Bakker on The Professors
The Chicago PBS station, WYCC, Channel 20 aired The Professors featuring a discussion that included Trinity art department , Chair, Professor John Bakker, on the challenges to and significance of arts education on May 5. for example, a recent National Endowment for the Arts study demonstrates that low income students who are involved in the arts through four years of high school (as compared with students who take one semester or less) are 3 times more likely to graduate and have an average jump of 91 points on their SAT scores. Click here to watch the 30 minute broadcast.
For the second year in a row, Trinity's Seerveld Gallery welcomes the South Suburban High School Conference annual art show, an exhibition of some of the best high school art from Chicago's southland. You can click here for a link to see winning work.
Because the Illinois State Board of Education has been suggesting that they may tie Illinois teaching standards to standards developed by national organizations in the near future, the Art Department decided to adopt the National Art Education Association standards for Trinity's Art Education Program now. These standards meet or exceed ISBE standards and communicate the way in which the Art Education Program strives for excellence in education.