Art & Design and Art History Department

The Art & Design and Art History Department - Awards and News

Thanks to the fincial support from alumnae Raluca Preotu, Hanover Spanish major and Art History Minor, the annual Hanover College Art History Writing Prize started in 2009. There are two awards this year, one from Dr. John Martin's and one from Dr. Xiaolong Wu. Each professor selected three papers as finalists from his own classes and these three papers were exchanged with names concealed. Thus, the winners were selected by the other faculty member.

Congratulations to Dani Miller and Jenna Larson are the 2013 Hanover College Art History Writing Prize recepients!
Dani Miller was selected for her paper on Contemporary African artist El Anatsui.
Jenna Larson was selected for her paper on Gerard Richter's Untitled.
Jenna is a sophomore Art History major.


In the mid 60's, Mary Louise Greiner, a local Madison resident and artist donated an extensive Modern Art collection to Hanover College. Along with this donation, She also set up an endowment for the art department. Every year it is Ms. Greiner's wish that a student work of art is purchased for the permanent art collection. Over the years it has been our good fortune through this award to purchase fine examples of outstanding student works. This award not only benefits the future students of Hanover College; it also financially supports emerging young artists.

Congratulations to Nadia Wise for her sculpture being selected as the 2013 Greiner Art Competition and Purchase Award!
Nadia's sculpture My Version is a reductive plaster sculpture inspired by Constantin Brancusi's artwork Newborn, 1915. Nadia is a junior Studio Art and Education double major. Her sculpture, My Version, is on display in the lobby of the Center for Fine Arts Building


The Independent Colleges of Indiana sponsored a student art show that featured the work of one student form each campus that participates in ICI. The exhibit was on display in Indianapolis through April 8 and concluded during The Indiana Academy Annual Dinner Celebration 2013. Nadia Wise, a junior Studio Art and Education double major, was selected to represent Hanover College by submitting her sculpture titled My Version. Below is an image of Hanover College President Sue DeWine with Nadia Wise's sculpture at the ICI Celebration.



Jahni Ittel received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Hanover College in 2011.
Raised in College Corner, Ohio, Ittel currently lives and works in Oxford. During her undergraduate studies, Jahni Ittel became interested in the idea of "well crafted" art. She started pushing the boundaries of presentation and the limitations of organization. By using the process of repetition, she is able to create quiet environments out of the chaos of poor craft.
"I love when newspapers fade from black and white to that crisp yellow color. That is a story you don't want to forget" -ji
Jahni's exhibition, Study in Paper, is on exhibit at the Oxford Community Art Center in Oxford, Ohio throughout the month of August, 2013.

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Newspaper, Coffee Filters, Chicken Wire, Card stock
(All materials and tools were found or purchased in Oxford, Ohio)


Jessica K. Whitehead, Hanover College Art History major who graduated in 2011.
Jessica recently curated an exhibition for the Third Floor Brown-Forman Gallery of The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, Kentucky. The exhibition was titled KENTUCKIANA SUBLIME: HARLAN HUBBARD AND NEW PERSPECTIVES ON NATURE and was on exhibit March 14-June 9, 2013 with a curator's talk on Saturday, June 8th.

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