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Planning A Small Business, Madison O’Donnell Oct 2017

Planning A Small Business, Madison O’Donnell

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

The objective of this project is to develop plans to create a proposed small business, as well as design and produce the products to be sold, and participate in my first sale off campus.The project consists of a paper, a body of work, and showing that work at a craft fair. The craft fair takes the place of a gallery exhibition. I chose to explore this topic because I am very interested in creating pottery and selling my work, so I could continue this business after graduating from college.

This business will be a small business owned by myself ...


Roots And Rituals: A Perspective On Dutch And African Surface Design, Katie Kerlen Dec 2016

Roots And Rituals: A Perspective On Dutch And African Surface Design, Katie Kerlen

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

Going into this project,I knew I wanted to do two things: work with surface design on fabric, and explore the textiles in different countries. As I am nearly 75% Dutch, Holland was an obvious place to start. Shortly into my research,I discovered the company Vlisco: a textile manufacturing company based in Holland that produces African printed fabric. They use an imitation wax batik technique and create designs based on traditional African imagery and symbolism. Although it is hard to determine, the Dutch do not seem to have one particular style depicted in their textiles due to major outsourcing ...


Audio Tour Of The Ruth E. Engle Collection Of Children's Book Illustration, Murray Library Jan 2015

Audio Tour Of The Ruth E. Engle Collection Of Children's Book Illustration, Murray Library

Friends of Murray Library

Listen to short audio descriptions of 20+ book illustrations held at Murray Library at Messiah College. These were recorded by the Education Department's Children's Literature course. Some illustrations may or may not be on display at any particular time.

Listen here


A Study Of Copying In Art Education: Historical Approaches And Contemporary Applications, Hanna Schaffer Jan 2014

A Study Of Copying In Art Education: Historical Approaches And Contemporary Applications, Hanna Schaffer

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

This paper explores the use and results of copying throughout art history and art education. While history shows that many artists taught their students by encouraging them to copy their own art, the use of it has declined based on modern school policies against plagiarism. Researchers claim that copying reduces creativity in young students, while many other studies show that it in fact both boosts confidence in younger students and promotes the production of original and aesthetically new art. Based on research and implemented plans, the paper discusses possible uses of copying in the public school art classroom and whether ...


The Math - Craft Connection, Julie Killian May 2013

The Math - Craft Connection, Julie Killian

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

The connection between mathematics and art is ancient. In times long ago, scholars did not divide the two subjects as arbitrarily as many do today. In fact, according to Morris Kline, “geometry, philosophy, logic, and art were all expressions of one type of mind, one outlook on the universe” [10]. The Greeks, for instance, considered mathematics to be an art based on its qualities of order, consistency, completeness, and definiteness, which to them defined beauty. In the eighteenth century, scholars tried to define beauty by mathematical formulas, unfortunately without great success. Kline also makes a 20th-century argument for ...


A Selection Of Artists' Books From Murray Library's Special Collections, Murray Library Jan 2012

A Selection Of Artists' Books From Murray Library's Special Collections, Murray Library

Friends of Murray Library

Visually exciting and intellectually provocative, artists' books push to the outermost limits our assumed definition of what a book is, and turn the practice of reading into a novel experience. Simply defined, artists' books are a hybrid art form in which books and art intersect. Many of the over 100 artists' books in Murray Library's collection are the work of well-known book artists, including works by Messiah College art faculty. Friends funds new acquisitions to the collection each year, enhancing its use as an interdisciplinary teaching resource.


Brochure For Ruth E. Engle Memorial Collection Of Children's Book Illustration, Murray Library Jan 2012

Brochure For Ruth E. Engle Memorial Collection Of Children's Book Illustration, Murray Library

Friends of Murray Library

The Ruth E. Engle Memorial Collection of Children's Book Illustration celebrates the art we first met as children and recalls our enchantment with the magical pairing of story and picture. Libraries have traditionally collected and displayed art and illustration, particularly the latter because of its affinity to literature. With this expanding collection of original artworks created by award-winning illustrators from around the world, Murray Library embraces that tradition. In addition to supporting the education and art curriculum, the Engle Memorial Collection inspires student and faculty research and is an ideal destination for field trips by students from area schools.


Puzzling Over History: A Study Of Late Antique Cyprus Through Mosaic Art, Melissa Hogan May 2011

Puzzling Over History: A Study Of Late Antique Cyprus Through Mosaic Art, Melissa Hogan

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

This research paper focuses on the mosaic art found in Cyprus that was created during the period of Late Antiquity, which for the purposes of my paper is defined as the 2nd to 6th century A.D. In the study of Cypriot history, mosaics are not simple pieces of art, but invaluable historical evidence that demonstrates the shift in societal values in the transition between two drastically different eras on the island, pagan and Christian. During Late Antiquity the ideals of society moved from pagan emphasis on outward action to inner contemplation and theological meditation. Coinciding with the advent of ...


Brochure For Friends Of Murray Library, Murray Library Jan 2011

Brochure For Friends Of Murray Library, Murray Library

Friends of Murray Library

This brochure highlights the many ways that Friends has served Murray Library and the support they've provided.

Friends of Murray Library at Messiah College was formed in 1993 for the following purposes:

  • To stimulate interest in the collections and facilities of Murray Library.
  • To provide an opportunity for those interested in the library to participate in exhibits, programs, and volunteer activities.
  • To attract gifts of books, manuscripts, and other materials for the library's enrichment.
  • To encourage and receive financial contributions for needs beyond the library budget, such as building special collections.


Elizabethan Costume And Design: A Twelve Step Program, Sara Palmer May 2010

Elizabethan Costume And Design: A Twelve Step Program, Sara Palmer

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

The created gown is extremely similar to the original design. The main difference is that I originally had planned for a fabric with purple in the pattern.


The Dazzling Grotesque: Spectacle, Popular Culture, And Contemporary Art, Lindsay Mehringer May 2010

The Dazzling Grotesque: Spectacle, Popular Culture, And Contemporary Art, Lindsay Mehringer

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

Spectacle lives a double life, straddling both the realms of academia and entertainment, both a subject of critical theory and mass-mediated culture. It is simultaneously dissected by scholarly writing and applied by critics and layperson alike to aesthetically stimulating films, musicals, and the lights of Vegas. Generically, spectacle is understood as an impressive visual presentation, grand in scale, and is often associated with either the theater or circus.1 In popular culture, the word spectacle is frequently used to describe the media phenomena of professional sports, television productions, blockbuster movies, musical concerts, etc. This term’s widespread application makes it ...


The Effects Of Writing And Drawing And Fear Of Social Evaluation On State Anxiety, Hilary Warner Jan 2010

The Effects Of Writing And Drawing And Fear Of Social Evaluation On State Anxiety, Hilary Warner

Honors Projects and Presentations: Undergraduate

The present study examined the interaction between the effects of social evaluation and writing and drawing on state anxiety. Students from a small, undergraduate, liberal arts college completed a stress inducing math task, then either wrote or drew for 5 min. Participants believed that either no one would see their responses, the researcher would evaluate their responses, or their peers would evaluate their responses. No significant differences were found for either variable on two self-report measures of state anxiety. However, trends in the data suggest that the expectation of evaluation by the researcher elicits greater anxiety than the expectation of ...


Community Collaboration Using A Unique Gallery As A Literacy Resource (Features The Ruth E. Engle Memorial Collection Of Children's Book Illustration), Anita N. Voelker May 2008

Community Collaboration Using A Unique Gallery As A Literacy Resource (Features The Ruth E. Engle Memorial Collection Of Children's Book Illustration), Anita N. Voelker

Friends of Murray Library

A classroom of fourth graders, a group of preservice teachers, and a professor become an ecological literacy community when they tap into a unique local resource: a gallery of original illustrations from children's books.

Features the Ruth E. Engle Memorial Collection of Children's Book Illustration at Messiah College's Murray Library. All are welcome to visit this collection during library hours. Free.


Portfolio Of Ruth E. Engle Memorial Collection Of Children’S Book Illustration, Murray Library Jan 2006

Portfolio Of Ruth E. Engle Memorial Collection Of Children’S Book Illustration, Murray Library

Friends of Murray Library

Dedicated in April 2004, this Collection of original picture book art by award-winning illustrators was begun with gifts given to Friends of Murray Library in memory of Ruth Engle, a charter member who also served on its Board. New artworks are added to the Collection annually, purchased with gifts from Friends and donors. The illustrations reflect a variety of media, styles, and subjects, and include works by illustrators from Australia, China, Mali, Korea and Russia, as well as the USA.

Visitors are welcome to view the collection during library hours.