2022 News

Crystalyn Hutchens – Marian Treger Fellowship 

MFA Crystalyn Hutchens was awarded the inaugural 2022 Marian Treger Fellowship at Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Full scholarship and stipend.

Alexa Mahajan – Pixar Intern

Alexa Mahajan, Digital Arts major also majoring in Computer Science and Math, was selected to be part of the prestigious Pixar Internship Program.  This incredibly competitive program selected Alexa to participate in their 12 week training program over the summer of 2022 in Emeryville, California. Alexa’s creative art and animation skills coupled with her computer programming and problem-solving abilities landed her the internship.  This coveted internship is sought after by thousands of students each year but only a handful are selected.

https://www.pixar.com/internships  Alexa will be going into her senior year in Digital Arts in the fall of 2022.

Felix Bangert – Short Film at BGSU Film & Media Festival

Digital Arts BFA Senior short animated film, “Pema” swept the awards at the BGSU Film & Media Festival on April 9. In addition to Best of Show, the three external judges recognized his film with awards for Best Animation, Sound Design, Cinematography, Best Actor, and Best Actress!

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Dr. Andrew Hershberger at Yale University for the 2022 Summer Teachers Institute in Technical Art History (STITAH)

Over the summer, from July 10 to 16, Dr. Andrew Hershberger, BGSU’s Professor of Contemporary Art History, was fortunate to be among a group of twelve selected professors, arriving from all over the USA, to convene at Yale University for the 2022 Summer Teachers Institute in Technical Art History (STITAH): https://stitah.yale.edu/ . Here’s a brief description of STITAH from Yale’s website: “The Summer Teachers Institute in Technical Art History (STITAH) is an intensive week-long professional development program for college and university instructors in the history of art, studio art, and the sciences from colleges and universities in North America. The program is co-organized by the Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University Art Gallery, and Yale Center for British Art and generously funded by the Kress Foundation.”  It was Dr. Hershberger’s first visit to Yale, and he learned a lot at STITAH that will help him with his various courses at BGSU.

The attached photograph, taken by Yale’s photographer Jessica Smolinski, shows Dr. Hershberger presenting to the STITAH group inside the Yale Center for British Art on the concluding day of the Institute.  Dr. Hershberger is co-presenting his small group’s findings after their technical examination—with x-radiographs, infrared reflectographs, and ultraviolet light images—of the painting next to him, a painting created by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), entitled Mrs. Robinson, and dated c. 1784.  The trip to Yale was especially helpful for Dr. Hershberger’s teaching at BGSU, since both the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art were designed by the famous architect Lou Kahn (1901-1974), and both of Kahn’s Yale buildings make an appearance in Dr. Hershberger’s ARTH 3630 “Modern Architecture” survey course.  Thus, at Yale Dr. Hershberger learned much more about those two Kahn buildings too, and he photographed them both for his upcoming architecture courses.


Sophia Llamas – James W. Strong Graphic Design Studio Achievement Award

Sophia received the James W. Strong Graphic Design Studio Achievement Award at BGSU’s 2022 BFA Show for her thesis – Plant Wise and the Silver Addy Award for BOLD – the 14th Annual Portfolio Review Day. She created brand graphics including web banners, Instagram posts, animated gifs, and digital name badges.


Jacob Parr – A New Flag to Represent the City of Toledo Could be Coming Soon!

The design was put forward by Jacob Parr, a BGSU GD alum, a lifelong Toledoan and designer at Hanson, Inc. Mr. Parr’s work can already be seen around the city, as he’s designed logos for local brands such as Fowl and Fodder, Equality Toledo, and the VProject coronavirus vaccine mobilization effort.

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Updated: 07/21/2023 04:47PM