Xavier Art

By: Charlotte Cheek ~Staff Writer~ From ceramics and sculpture to painting and textiles, true art comes in many forms. Students who participate in the Xavier art department have always created beautiful and interesting projects utilizing these different methods. The inspiration for the following projects, however, may be as unique as the projects and artists themselves. While many Xavier students prepare for research papers and standardized tests, senior Sarah Sager is working on her very unique senior thesis. “I came into Xavier knowing that this is what I wanted to do,” Sager, a fine arts major with a concentration in painting, … Continue reading Xavier Art

Art professor selected for tribute sculpture

By: Gabe Costello ~Staff Columnist~ Chair of Xavier’s Art Department, Kelly Phelps, and his twin brother Kyle Phelps recently made headlines as they were selected to do commission work for Xavier’s fellow Jesuit institution, Saint Louis University (SLU). The piece commemorates protests that occurred on SLU’s campus in response to the shooting death of Michael Brown. People across the nation have been in a state of unrest following the events that took place on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Students and community organizers participated in demonstrations on SLU’s campus, which sits less than nine miles from Ferguson. Between Oct. 13 … Continue reading Art professor selected for tribute sculpture

An interview with Mr. Kelly Phelps of the Art Department

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Xavier University’s Art Department, located in the A.B. Cohen Center, is looking forward to continued success. Kelly Phelps, the current chair of the Art Department, shared his experiences and goals for his first year in the department. Phelps received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in ceramics and sculpture from Ball State University and his Master of Fine Arts degree in ceramics and sculpture from the University of Kentucky, joining Xavier in 2003. He is also the head of the sculpture program, where he teaches all levels of sculpture, 3-D design, drawing and … Continue reading An interview with Mr. Kelly Phelps of the Art Department