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Music, art converge in The Magic Flute

Western’s Music and Art departments collaborated on Mozart’s opera, “The Magic Flute”, showing Nov. 1-3 in Potter Hall Theater. Students and faculty from the Western Opera Theater and Digital Animation programs joined their skills to produce Western’s third collaborative opera. Dr. Susan Carter, assistant dean of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is directing the opera. “My favorite part... Read More

Engage the Community

I’m walking down a tree-lined avenue listening to local street musicians while munching on a soft pretzel and sipping pink lemonade. I’m comfortable in my new spring capris, tee and Chuck’s. It’s a beautiful sunny day and I am on my way back to class at Missouri Western. The musicians are fellow Missouri Western students, getting some practice playing to... Read More

The Art of Potter Hall: Why Western’s Art Department is Thriving

When you walk into Potter Hall, the hub of Western’s art department, you might see decoupaged newspaper sculptures in the hallway, massive canvas paintings on the walls, or clusters of students talking about their latest masterpieces, using words and phrases like “palette knife,” “darkroom,” and “crosshatching.” Beyond these visuals, you might not know much about Potter Hall or about Western’s... Read More

Belgian illustrator inspires creative thinking

Pablo Picasso, Leonardo Da Vinci, Norman Rockwell and Dominique Goblet– the average student may recognize most of the names on this list, but for students in the art department, Goblet’s name stands out as the world renowned graphic artist who recently interacted with many of the Missouri Western students. “I discovered her work in Amsterdam in 1998, when I was... Read More