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The Department of Art at Moravian provides students with a curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, preparing them for careers in graphic/interactive design, studio art, art education, and art history. Working as artists, scholars, designers, museum curators, and teachers, graduates combine conceptual, intellectual, and technical skills with their understanding of the need for art today, and its purposes in the past. The strong commitment required to succeed as an artist is fostered through collaborative projects led by a diverse faculty of working artists and experienced educators.
A portfolio is required for acceptance into the studio art, graphic design, and art education programs.
GRAPHIC AND INTERACTIVE DESIGN
The art education program includes art courses in a variety of media, education courses, and the following courses specific to the art education program:
Students in advanced studio courses are provided with studios for individual work and independent study. All studios are open 24 hours a day. The Priscilla Payne Hurd Center for Music and Art includes classrooms for painting, drawing and art education, and labs for ceramics and printmaking. There are two labs for graphic design and new media equipped with Macintosh computers, scanners, a large-format printer and other color and black-and-white printers, digital cameras and video cameras, and many other advanced features for graphic and interactive design, digital photography, digital video, and other new media processes. The Payne Gallery has a rotating exhibition schedule featuring national and international exhibits as well as regional work, work by emerging artists, a biennial faculty exhibition, the annual senior thesis exhibition, and the Moravian College Permanent collection. Student work is also displayed in Space 105, the student gallery.
The art department offers opportunities for students to engage in the visual arts through visiting and participating in exhibitions on- and off-campus, workshops, visiting artists, study abroad trips, internships, clubs and honor societies, the Sophomore Review and the Senior Thesis Exhibition and Scholarship Day Presentations. Payne Gallery offers a rotating schedule of national and regional exhibitions in a variety of media; the H. Paty Eiffe Gallery in the HUB sponsors shows for artists, campus organizations, and events; and Space 105 hosts shows of student artwork. Visiting Artists are sponsored every semester by the Ackerman Fund. Art Club offers regional and national museum and gallery visits, workshops, exhibits, art auctions and other support for charitable organizations. Members of the National Art Education Association student chapter participate in conferences, direct a Summer Art Camp, arrange school visits, charitable events, and workshops. Moravian hosts a chapter of Kappa Pi, the International Art Honor Society. Studio South, the student-run graphic design business, offers graphic design services to campus organizations and offices. Students in Studio South do real-world graphic design jobs with clients and deadlines, get work for their portfolios – and get paid!
Assistant Professor of Art
EDUCATION: B.A., New York University; M.A., Case Western Reserve University; Ed.D., Teachers College Columbia University
INTERESTS: Dr. Baxter’s research and teaching interests center on the role of creativity and experience in nurturing children’s artistic development. She has written for journals such as the International Journal of Art and Design Education, Art Education, Teaching Artist Journal, and School Arts and published her first book in 2009 entitled, Recollections of family photographs from five generations: The role of narrative and reflexivity in organizing experience (Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Publishers). Her artwork has been in galleries at Columbia University in New York City and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is on the executive board of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association.
ANGELA L. FRALEIGH
Associate Professor, Art Department Chair, resuming Fall '14
EDUCATION: B.F.A., Boston University; M.F.A., Yale University School of Art
Associate Professor of Art; Director of the Payne Gallery, Art Department Chair Fall '13 - Spring '14
EDUCATION: B.A., University of Illinois; Ph.D., Harvard University
INTERESTS: Late 19th- and early 20th-century art. Dr. Radycki’s monograph on Paula Modersohn-Becker, The First Modern Woman Artist, was published by Yale University Press in Spring 2013.
EDUCATION: B.A., Moravian College; M.A. University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins
INTERESTS: Graphic Design, Typography, Historic London Buses. Kirsli is knowledgable in all areas of graphic design but has a special interest in typography and the design of letterforms, which she emphasizes in her classes. She has also done work and researching in branding and has developed branding projects for her classes. Kirsli completed her master’s thesis on Historic London Buses, creating new designs for bus publicity; she maintains a special interest in British design and iconography.