Entangled Worlds – Drawings by Doug Russell

Hartmann Center Art Gallery
January 23 – February 19, 2012

Reception: January 26th, 5:00 – 7:00pm

Doug Russell’s drawings taken inspiration from  entangled and knotted natural forms.  Begun as observation and expanded into invented, imagined, and combined realities.  The series “Entangled Worlds”  examines ongoing cycles of germination, growth, combination, expansion, decay, and renewal.

Artist Website

Drawings by Christopher Troutman

Heuser Art Gallery
November 14 – December 18, 2011

Reception: November 17, 5:00 – 7:00pm

Christopher Troutmans drawings and paintings concentrate on the remembrance of direct observation as a vehicle for exploring the relationship between memory and pictorial expression.  Troutman draws from his experiences of living in Japan, and then changes views when he moved to Southern California, Richmond, Kentucky, and now  Vincennes, Indiana.  He uses ordinary people and their environments as subjects.  Troutman focuses on the unique gestures of human figures and amplifying urban settings.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Christopher graduated from Bradley University in 2003 with a BFA in Drawing and Painting.  He then moved to Japan where he and his wife opened a conversational English school.  In 2005 Troutman was the first foreign resident of Kagoshima to be awarded the Grand Prize at the 52nd  Kagoshima Prefectural Art Exhibition and received an Award of Excellence at the 60th Southern Japan Art Exhibition. In 2008 Christopher completed an MFA in Drawing and Painting at California State University, Long Beach.  Troutman formerly taught drawing and painting at Eastern Kentucky University and currently teaches at Eastern Illinois University.

In Progress

Artwork by current Bradley graduate students.

Hartmann Gallery
October 20 ­– December 3, 2011

Reception: October 20, 5:00 – 7:00pm

In Progress will feature current graduate students in the MA and MFA program at Bradley University. This show will include Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, Graphic Design, and Sculpture.

Will it fly? Electric works by S. Thomas Scarff

October 6 – November 4, 2011

Heuser Art Gallery

Lecture by S. Thomas Scarff
October 6, 2011
David Horowitz Auditorium (room 126) in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center

October 6th, 6-7:30pm
Heuser Art Gallery

Born in Iowa, Scarff studied at The Art Institute of Chicago where he received “The John Quincy Adams Traveling Fellowship”. He spent the following year in Europe exploring its artistic treasures.  In the early seventies Scarff was the Advertising Art Director for the Musical “HAIR”.  During this time he produced an array of Fine Art projects from his Kinzie Street Studio. Scarff in those years received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.  Late in the seventies with two other sculptors he purchased a Chicago Common Wealth Edison sub-station and has worked for the past thirty years from the Sedgwick Station space using it’s neon/light lab and welding studio, created numerous large-scale architectural sculptures.  For 13 years, Scarff has curated and staged “The Odyssey Sculpture Series” on the campus of Purdue North Central University where they have exhibited 120 large-scale works by over 60 professional sculptors.

Scarff is currently working from his Chicago studio on international projects in Spain and the Bahamas, while painting in his Indiana studio/home looking west towards the majestic Chicago skyline.


Reception : September 15, 2011 5:00-7:00pm
A collaborative project & exhibition by Bradley Art and Engineering Departments, and The League of Imaginary Scientists.

Hartmann Gallery
August 29 – October 2, 2011

2012-2013 Exhibitions

Redefining the Multiple – 13 Japanese Printmakers 
June 4 – August 30, 2012
Heuser Center Art Gallery
Reception: August 30th, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Lecture by Sam Yates: August 30th, 5:00pm

MA Thesis Exhibition

MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Bunn Lectureship in Photography
A Certain Alchemy – Keith Carter

Heuser Art Center
January 24 – February 22, 2013
Lecture: February 14, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Reception: February 14, 6:00 – 7:30pm

Barrett Trust, work by John Barrett
January 21 – February 15, 2013
Hartmann Gallery

Ken Botnick, Karen Kunc , Julie Leonard
March 13 – April 19, 2013
Hartmann Gallery
Reception: April 4th, 6-7:30pm

The 34th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition
March 9 – April 20, 2013
Reception: March 9th
5-7pm – Heuser Art Center
5:30-7:30pm – Prairie Center of the Arts
6-8pm – Peoria Art Guild
6:30-8:30 Contemporary Art Center
Lecture: April 4th, 5:00pm

Graphic Design Portfolio Show
April 29 – May 10, 2013
Heuser Art Gallery
Reception: May 4th, 5-7pm

BFA Exhibitions
Dates: May 1 – May 10, 2013
Prairie Center of the Arts
Reception: May 3rd, 6-8pm

MA Exhibition – Joseph Richey
May 1 – 9, 2013
Prairie Center of the Arts
Reception: May 3rd, 5-7pm

Senior Photography Exhibition
Backspace Collective
May 3 – 16, 2013
Reception May 3rd, 5-9pm

*All lectures will take place in the Horowitz Auditorium (room 126) in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center.

A Broader View: Paintings and Sculpture by Preston Jackson

On September 1st at 5:00pm there will be a lecture in the David Horowitz Auditorium (room 126) in the Caterpillar Global Communications Center. Immediately following the lecture there will be a reception from 6:00-7:30pm in the Heuser Art Center Gallery.

Jackson’s recent work deals with the subject of our history—both precise depictions of well-known historical figures as well as innovative portrayals of individuals whose lives, though unfamiliar to us, are part of our history he wants us to learn. Jackson will be presenting both paintings and sculpture at this exhibition.