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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.

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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.


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.