75 Years In Pictures
September, October 2019
Dig into the archives and take a step back in time as you experience the history of Indiana University Kokomo. The special exhibition, 75 Years in Pictures, is a photographic trip through time the people, places, and things that have made IU Kokomo what it is today.
24th Annual High School Exhibition
May, June 2019
Juniors and Seniors from high schools within our region will have their works on display in a variety of mediums.
Student Exhibition 2019
March, April 2019
Join us in the Art Gallery to view the work created by our students this academic year. There are several different levels of work that showcase various mediums such as paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry, metalwork, ceramics, digital, mixed media, and graphic design. Opening reception Wednesday, March 27, 2019 4-7 p.m. As always, free and open to the public.
February, March 2019
Perturbation comes from the old French word “perturbacion” meaning disturbing, distressing, or a state of anxiety and mental uneasiness. This juried exhibition will showcase art that represents this word. Works can include themes of gothic, macabre, horror, and mental health, but we are open to all literal and symbolic interpretations related to perturbation. The goal of the exhibition is to create a unique and unsettling gallery experience.
The Art of Alzheimer's Disease: Art Therapy Gives Rise to Social Belonging & Self-Esteem
An estimated 5.7 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, an irreversible degeneration of the brain causing disruptions in memory, language and more. This exhibit features individual and group works created in a 6-week art therapy group led by IU Kokomo faculty Brooke Komar. The pieces show the impact of the disease.
A Sports Collector's Dream: A Walk Through Baseball & Basketball History
Are you a sports enthusiast? Do you enjoy looking back on former players, their stats and memorabilia? Then this first-ever sports exhibition will be right up your alley. Join us as you take a walk through baseball and basketball history. You’ll find some Indiana players in the mix as well!
100 for 100 Exhibition
September, October 2018
100 for 100, you'll have the opportunity to play an integral role in our goal to update the entrance to the Art Gallery by purchasing a work of art for $100. With 100 artistic selections to choose from in a variety of mediums - from sculptures, to paintings, to drawings, to metal work, and more - there will be a perfect piece for you.
Semi-Annual Faculty Exhibition
August, September 2018
Join us as we host our talented IU Kokomo Faculty in our Semi-Annual Faculty Exhibition. This exhibition will give students and the community an up-close look at the creative works of IU Kokomo’s NMAT faculty.
Watch Mike Applegate's interview about his moving piece, "Enough."
Description of the video:
IU Kokomo: Enough
Music begins as we see shell casings on a wooden floor. The IU Kokomo tab appears in the upper left-hand corner. We see a bit of police tape outlining the shells and metal legs sitting within the shell casings.
The voice of Mike Applegate, IU Kokomo Adjunct Instructor, New Media, Art, and Technology is heard as a voiceover: “Well, it’s a piece I wanted to try to convey a message of how complacent students have gotten and society, in general, have gotten towards school shootings.”
We see school names written in black Sharpie on a surface. The ones we can read include Hamilton High School, North High School, and Edison High School. As the camera pans over the names, we begin to piece together that the surface is a school desk surrounded by the shell casings. The police tape outlines the entire piece. The Sharpie is scrawled on the entirety of the desk including the seat and legs with names of schools.
Mike Applegate continues speaking to the camera from the IU Kokomo Art Gallery, his art installation seen behind him: “And, um, I tried to convey that through, you know, making it obvious without making it an anti-gun thing. Because I’ve got a lot of friends that are part of the NRA and their big thing is, ‘Is this gonna be anti-gun?’ and I was like, ‘I don’t want it to be anti-gun, I want it to bring out the awareness of school shootings.’”
As the camera continues to pan over the names of high schools, we can see an open black Sharpie pointing to Noblesville West Middle School.
Mike Applegate continues: “I had a friend of mine, she’s an English teacher at Noblesville High School, and when we heard about the school shooting, I contacted her via Facebook and I asked her, ‘Hey, is everything alright? I know you’re in Noblesville.’ And I found out her daughter was in the classroom of the shooting. And so, um, yeah. And from that point, I get a little choked up on it ‘cause it’s just, you know, one of those things that just gets to you. She said, ‘Do you know how hard it is to be a teacher and you’re sitting there in a classroom when you’re in charge and they’re in lockdown?’ So Noblesville High School’s in lockdown so they had to… She had 29 students in her classroom that she’s in charge of to, you know, make sure they’re safe. And, she’s getting a phone call from her daughter screaming about someone shooting up the class.”
The camera pans over the piles of shell casings. We see the entire top of the desk and we can see that the word, ‘ENOUGH’ has been scratched into the surface of the desk.
School names are also written on the metal legs of the desk. We see the name Pearl High School written in black Sharpie on one leg. We see the piles of shell casings next to the yellow crime scene tape that reads, “Police Line Do Not Cross.” We see another leg that reads, “Dillard High School.”
Mike Applegate continues speaking: “Art is…sometimes, it’s just pretty. You know? And sometimes, it’s going to make a social statement. The point is, these are little kids that are getting shot in schools. And we need to do more for school safety. We need to get, you know, the awareness out there. We need to do more.”
The camera pans over and zooms in on the word ENOUGH scratched into the desk.
The music begins to fade out at the screen goes black.
The camera shows Mike Applegate sitting behind his art installation. The screen reads as follows:
“Enough” is on display through September 7 as part of the Faculty Art Show at the IU Kokomo Art Gallery. For more information, visit iuk.edu/gallery.
Scarlett Lewis, mother of Jesse Lewis, victim of the Sandy Hook shooting, will be speaking in Havens Auditorium, October 9, 2018.
“Enough” will be on display in the lobby. For more information, visit iuk.edu/ChooseLove.
Indiana University Kokomo
Fulfilling the Promise
High School Exhibition
May, June 2018
Juniors and Seniors from 14 high schools within our region will have their works on display in a variety of mediums.
April, May 2018
The New Media, Art, & Technology (NMAT) Senior Exhibition disseminates the fine art, new media, and design work of the graduating senior class. This highly anticipated event— planned and installed entirely by the exhibiting students—features painting, mixed media, photography, illustration, and graphic design. Please join us!
March, April 2018
Help the IU Kokomo Art Gallery in the Kelley Student Center raise funds to provide state-of-the-art gallery experience and present outstanding exhibits for IU Kokomo students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members for years to come.
February, March 2018
Raw features work with a focus on auto-biographical personal expression. Behind each piece, is a unique story, exposing part of the artist’s life. The works challenge ideas about what should be kept private versus shared publicly, question the nature of intimacy, and reveal and heal trauma through the art process. Visit this exhibition to share in the confessions, revelations, and catharses of these talented artists from all over the United States.
Midwest Sculpture Exhibition
November, December 2017
Please join us as we host the Midwest Sculpture Exhibition. A variety of sculptures from Kansas, West Virginia, Indiana, Texas and many other states will be on display in our campus gallery. This is an exhibit you won’t want to miss.
A Retrospective Exhibition
September, October 2017
As an art student, a teacher, and a professional artist, he has always drawn and painted the human figure. His current work asks us, the viewer, to participate in a game of figurative hide and seek between the physical and spiritual represented in the muses and graces in hermetic philosophy.
Rise Above Exhibition
June, July 2017
Rise Above: Art Therapy Gives Voice to Addiction Recovery features mixed-media art created by incarcerated youth and IU Kokomo student interns during a 12-week Art Therapy group at Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility.
High School Exhibition
May, June 2017
Viewed the work of area high school juniors and seniors.
April, May 2017
Symbolic of the newly merged program of New Media, Art, and Technology, seniors from New Media and Fine Arts exhibit together for the first time in the Senior Exhibition. Works in a wide variety of materials and media will be exhibited.
Students included: Debbie Bell, Jennifer Blocker, Breanna Cogswell, Owen Fishback, Brielle Griffith, Kaley Harness, Libby Kimbrough, Daniela Macias, Briana McKinley, Tucker Metcalf, Charity Musselman, Adam Nelson, Anthony Pickett, Sarah Swoverland, Robert Trlak, Sandra Villafana, Aurielle Williams, and Spencer Wilson.
March, April 2017
Join us in the Art Gallery to view the work created by our students this academic year. There are several different levels of work that showcase various mediums such as paintings, drawings, ceramics, digital, mixed media, and graphic design.
February, March 2017
POLESTAR is defined as a directing principle or a center of attention. Harnessing our attention upon the smallest of things found in nature can have results that are miraculous, empowering and inspiring. Guided by the principles of nature, we can move beyond distractions to truly see what is right in front of us, reestablishing our connection in the present moment. This exhibition is an experience, inviting the viewer to pause and see the unseen.
Misch Kohn Exhibition
November, December 2016
From humble beginnings in Kokomo, Misch Kohn built a career as a pioneer in printmaking, with his work exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide. Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery hosted Misch Kohn: Beyond the Tradition, a retrospective that incorporates work spanning his 60-year career, including student works never before exhibited publicly. The exhibition, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth. The exhibition was produced thanks to generous donations provided by the Cherry Family Foundation, the Richard Florsheim Fund, the Waletzky Charitable Lead Trust, and an anonymous donor. It was also funded by the IU Kokomo Exhibitions and Gallery Fund, created by generous donors to IU.
September, October 2016
Join us as we host our talented IU Kokomo Faculty in the Faculty Exhibition 2016. There will be a variety of mediums displayed throughout this exhibit, including an interactive exhibit on opening night.
Addiction the Exhibition
Can art be a source of resilience against addiction? The faculty at IU Kokomo along with the Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility believe that to be true. Together, IU Kokomo students and students at LJCF have created artwork that allowed us to see just a small piece of their journey with addiction. This exhibit had over 30 pieces on display.
21st Annual High School Exhibition
May, June 2016
The Art Gallery celebrated our Annual High School Exhibition. Viewed the work of area high school juniors and seniors.
Fine Arts Alumni Exhibition
April, May 2016
We celebrated our fine arts alumni in our first-ever Alumni Exhibition. It was exciting to see these amazing artists still hard at work. Featured in this exhibition are Stephanie Britton, B.F.A '11; Jeni Singleton, B.F.A '11; Nicole Ingalls, B.F.A '14; Tarja Harney, B.F.A '12; Lori Brubaker, B.F.A '16; Dusti Speight, B.F.A '14; and Biz Bates, B.F.A '15.
March, April 2016
The Student Exhibition showcased the work that our IU Kokomo Students had been creating within the academic year. There were several different levels of work that showcased various mediums such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, jewelery, metal work, ceramics, digitial, mixed media, and graphic design.
Feb, March 2016
Harmony, within this word there is no strong or weak side. In harmony, separate parts complement one another without destroying the opposing party. The Harmony exhibition is one that should not be missed! This exhibition has a variety of mediums; drawings, sculpture, interactive pieces, and much more. It will also exhibit the marriage of a variety of music and visual art. The music that inspired the work displayed ranges from thrash metal and pop music to Japanese Taiko drum music and Buddhist chanting. Harmony exudes dierent cultures and experiences. Be sure to stop by and see the art behind the music.
Nov, Dec 2015
Reagan Furqueron and William Potter, both professors at the Herron School of Art and Design, will be exhibiting their sculpture and paintings in a two-person exhibition in the IU Kokomo Gallery. Reagan Furqueron trained as a furniture designer, and William Potter trained as a painter. Both pull from and subvert the language of their disciplines. Their work feels emblematic as if it has been lifted out of the context while still referring to the works origin. There are references within the work to abstraction, craft, and gesture.
FOLKLORE is the unwritten story of a family told through their art. Over the years, the Bayer house has always been a creative hub. There was constant brainstorming and sharing of ideas...one vision feeding off the other. The web of creativity quickly spun outwards, through the neighborhood...sparking artfulness among kith and kin. Like a diary, their art continues to tell the story of their creative journey.
20th Annual Highschool Exhibition
Art work from area High School Junior & Seniors
April, May 2015
Join us in the Art Gallery to view the work of four outstanding BFA students. Cat Bolinger, Lori Brubaker, Abby Workman and Abby White have been creating artwork using the many skillsets learned throughout their academic careers here at IU Kokomo. Students in the BFA Program explore numerous art media, providing them with experiences in painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture just to name a few.
2015 Annual Student Exhibition
Art work created from IU Kokomo Studetns within academic year. There were several different levels of work that showcased various mediums such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, jewelery, metal work, ceramics, digital, mixed media, and graphic design.