Kristen Bartel – Artist to Artist Lecture Series

Tuesday October 14th
6-7:30pm in RITA L130
The event is an Artist to Artist Lecture Series. The first in our Series is Kristen Bartel, she is the new Printmaking Faculty here at Parkside and we are so glad to have her, and hear about her work and professional background. She will also be bringing actual works to show. The series’ installments will be offered the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6-7:30pm in RITA L130 this semester. These events are FREE and OPEN to the public, and refreshments are provided. Any donations to ACE are appreciated. For those who are coming from the community park in the RITA parking lot, don’t worry about a parking pass, because there are no tickets after 6pm. Enter at the main entrance and you will be directed by signs to get to the room.

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Professor Berenz at Viterbo University

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“Near the North” a solo exhibition by Tom Berenz

The Viterbo University Gallery is located in the Art Department on the third floor of the Fine Arts Center at Viterbo University. Throughout the academic year, the gallery features the work of students and faculty, as well as the work of regionally and nationally known artists and graphic designers.

The gallery is open Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. when classes are in session.

A Fine-Arts Degree May Be a Better Choice Than You Think

A Fine-Arts Degree May Be a Better Choice Than You Think

For graduates, job prospects and satisfaction are surprisingly high

Nov. 10, 2013 4:18 p.m. ET
Think that art school dooms graduates to a life of unemployment? The numbers paint a very different picture”Artists can have good careers, earning a middle-class income,” says Anthony Carnevale, director of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. “And, just as important and maybe more, artists tend to be happy with their choices and lives.”

Not Exactly Starving

A 2011 report from the center found that the unemployment rate in the first two years for those graduating with bachelor of fine arts degree is 7.8%, dropping to 4.5% for those out of school longer. The median income is $42,000.

“Artists’ income is comparable to other liberal-arts majors,” he says. “They do a little better than psychology majors, since counseling and social work is a very low-wage occupation.”

Students at the School of Visual Arts in New York School of Visual Arts

For artists who go on to graduate degrees, the most common of which is the master’s of fine arts, the unemployment rate for recent graduates drops to just under 5%, and their median yearly income increases to roughly $50,000.

Other studies have also found relatively high levels of employment and satisfaction. The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University conducted a survey of 13,000 graduates of visual and performing college-arts programs between 1990 and 2009; 2,817 were in the fine arts.

Among the findings: Almost 83% worked the majority of their time in some arts occupation, such as art teaching or in a nonprofit arts organization.

“Arts graduates are resilient and resourceful,” says Curb Center Associate Director Steven J. Tepper. Sixty percent of the fine-arts graduates in the survey work more than one job, he says, “but they are happy with what they put together.”

A Rosy Picture

Bruno S. Frey, research director of the Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts at the University of Zurich, echoes that finding.

Students at the School of Visual Arts in New York School of Visual Arts


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