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At Lyon we believe art is about exploring, testing our assumptions and understanding of the past, present, and future. Students participate in regular critiques to accelerate the development of skills and ideas through interaction with faculty and peers in a critical context. The critique system creates an environment that encourages students to try new techniques, solve difficult problems, and push boundaries. The Art major prepares students for application to graduate school or work in an art related field. Students are immersed in a creative learning environment, and encouraged to cultivate an approach to art making that is informed by traditional two- and three-dimensional art practices, experimental approaches and new digital technologies. Students are encouraged to connect their art education to the opportunities available at an excellent liberal arts college.

The Art major offers a rich and diverse range of investigations across the disciplines of art practice and art history. Integrating extensive liberal arts offerings with a broad studio experience, majors will balance exploration with focus on future goals. The Art major prepares students for application to graduate school or work in an artrelated field. The Art major develops in students the necessary knowledge, technical skill and commitment to work as an artist today. Students are immersed in a creative learning environment, and encouraged to cultivate an approach to art making that is informed by traditional two- and three-dimensional art practices, experimental approaches and new digital technologies. Students are encouraged to connect their art education to the opportunities available at an excellent liberal arts college.

Majors may choose to focus on a particular area, as they work closely with faculty to prepare for graduate school, to work professionally as artists, or to pursue art-related fields. The Art curriculum develops in students the necessary knowledge, technical skill, and commitment to work as an artist today. Students develop basic skills as a foundation for artistic expression, and then experiment with non-traditional materials and practices.

 

Facilities

Our facilities include a digital lab with Macintosh computers, Epson scanners, and Canon printers. We are also able to check out several digital SLR cameras and lighting equipment to students. Our lighting studio, MAC lab, Fulkerson studio, and some of the student studios are all located in the Alphin building. Newer studios are located just steps away from the Alphin building.

We are able to offer new studios for art majors on a first come, first serve basis. All juniors and seniors are provided a studio space while freshmen and sophomores are able to acquire studios based on availability.

 

Faculty

Dustyn Bork is a printmaker and painter working in mixed media. Dustyn was born in Monroe, Michigan, and earned his MFA in printmaking from the Henry Hope Radford School for the Arts at Indiana University: Bloomington, Indiana, in 2002 and his BFA in

printmaking from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1999. Dustyn Bork joined the faculty full time as an Assistant Professor of Art at Lyon College in 2010.

His work is deceptively simple with underlying motifs that explore cultural notions of pattern, color, and design. His work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions recently including at the Butler Center at the Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock, Hendrix College, Caseworks at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, McDonough Museum of Art, and the Hunterdon Museum of Art. He has participated in projects international in scope including artist residencies at the Franz Masereel Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium, in August of 2008 and at MIRA in Martignano, Italy, May 2011.

Dustyn also serves on the board of directors for Number, Inc. an independent journal for the arts in the South and locally with the Batesville Area Arts Council. His work can also be viewed online at www.dustynbork.com.

See below to view examples of Professor Dustyn Bork's work.