A Sophomore’s Letter of Gratitude

CarolineToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Caroline M., a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, majoring in Art History and Art Management. Caroline’s post was actually an unsolicited letter she wrote to her admission counselor, Beverly Wheeler, as an update to her freshman year. Caroline’s letter was so genuine and put into words so clearly the experiences of many students at TU, we just had to share…with her permission, of course.

Dear Beverly,

I am writing to merely keep in touch! I apologize for not keeping in contact, but I do think of you often and how fortunate I am to study here at TU.

This past year at TU (my freshman year) I took a variety of courses, mainly finishing up blocks and 1000/2000 level courses to start off my major in Art History and Art Management. I don’t think I’ve ever had a professor I did not like. They are all so kind, intelligible, and care about each individual student which really caught me off guard (but in a good way)! I still keep in touch with my English professor, Holly Mannucci, from first semester on a regular basis. Her class was only a block course in English, but she was very interested in my writing skills and interest in art, therefore we kept in touch. She has been a huge guide in supporting my writing skills and giving me the confidence in my abilities for other classes. Continue reading

Corrugated Alphabet at the Hogue Gallery

This month at TU my Design II class had the opportunity to work alongside famous artist James Grashow on his exhibition for the Hogue Gallery. The project involved large cardboard versions of the alphabet and when I say large, I mean large.

Many of the letters actually reach the ceiling!

The whole project was completed with just cardboard, glue and tape and it was a lot of fun to do. My group was in charge of the letter “S” and I’m quite proud of the end result. 

These photos don’t nearly do justice to the exhibit so I definitely recommend you come down to TU to check it out! The exhibit will remain on display till February 21 and if you would like to learn more about the artist behind the project James Grashow, watch his documentary The Cardboard Bernini or check out his website. It continues to amaze me the opportunities I have here at TU, and I hope when it comes time to choose colleges that you deeply consider TU. If you would like more information on the exhibit, check out this link. Hope you all enjoy!

Zarrow Center for Art and Education

The Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, located in the Brady District in Tulsa, opened to the public yesterday. The first floor houses a gallery for exhibits from Gilcrease Museum, TU graduate art students, and guest artists. The second floor includes classrooms for art education outreach, and TU graduate students use the third floor as studio space. We can’t wait for the upcoming events!