Nelson Atkins- Contemporary Exhibit

The Nelson has done an incredible job with their addition of contemporary exhibits onto the museum. I really found myself enjoying the contemporary art more than I thought I would. I enjoy reading the titles of the paintings and trying to link them to the work itself. Also, trying to come up with the process that the artist might have gone through is something I found myself doing. After learning so many different ways to enhance creativity I wonder what different techniques these artists used to create their piece. New art that isn’t just your usual painting and a work that uses different types of materials is really interesting to me because where do artists come up with these ideas?! I wish that I could create something like this. I need to keep exercising my creative brain so one day I can make a masterpiece of my own.



Award’s Season

Finally, my favorite time of the year is here. Spring!! Contrary to popular belief I don’t love spring for the weather, although thats great too, I love spring because that means RED CARPETS and fabulousness!!


SJP (my fav fashionista) makes a bold and beautiful statement with this head piece. Only SJP herself could pull off this look and make it look so natural.


1 yr ago today

I cannot believe that it’s already been a year since I left for my trip abroad! What an experience. So glad I went because I learned so much about myself and have a totally new outlook on life and much  more self confidence.


Spring Jewell Theatre Showcase

After Professor Martin invited us to the 24 hr theatre project I was very intrigued with the idea. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that there were other performances going on that night as well. “Girl, Capital G” by Aidan Swanson and “Vaginas On Display” by Raquel Louisa Consuelo Shaw were my two favorite performances from the show. I like how expressive these two girls were and how real they came across. I have learned in acting that you don’t have to hold anything back and I really admire that. There was other performances that were good, but I thought the creativity involved in Aidan’s and Raquel’s was unparalleled. It is amazing to me how they can stand up there and remember all their lines and not be incredibly nervous because I would freeze.

The 24 hour projects were awesome. Again it showed how in acting anything goes!! How these actors came up with such creative performances in only 24 hours is beyond me. HAIL HYDRA! I could not stop laughing at how funny they were. It goes to show how when put into a collaborative group you really can come up with the unimaginable!



First Friday

Meeting artist Ian Lambert was a highlight of my first friday’s (May edition) experience (can’t forget the dancing for panties though). Sarah, Erin, Kelsey, and myself got a chance to catch up with Ian and ask him a few questions about his artistic process. It was interesting to hear what he had to say…

His goal of this collection was to appeal to his audience by creating visual works of peoples favorite story book characters. He tried to stay as authentic to the text as possible, but at the same time add his own creative value to the work to be different than anyone’s before him.

“While each illustration includes a slight variation in design, the truth of the character remains consistent”

-Ian Lambert



Week 14

“Students Must Work with Creativity and Innovation to Get Ahead”

To gain a competitive edge in school kids must be creative. Creativity will help productivity, not only hard work alone can improve this. Interactive learning such as smart TV’s and iPads give students a wealth of knowledge right at their fingertips. Education meets innovation!!