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Sara Fletcher

Associate Professor of Visual Arts

Biography

Sara Fletcher is an artist who works toward finding connections between art and faith, and art and other disciplines, and she is pleased to join the Concordia community. She has been teaching art and art history in the Midwest, and is an exhibiting artist who had a 2019 one person show at Prince Street Gallery in New York, NY. She also illustrated the children’s book Blue Lake Days by Sarah Shey.

Her paintings, drawings, and prints depict people and things in the process of growth, exploring how observations of nature and imagination affect each other. She aims in both her art and teaching to offer a compelling experience of God's beauty to one's neighbors.

Education

  • MFA, Painting, The University of Iowa, 2006
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting, Brandeis University, 2003

Visual Arts Department Chair

Rachel Soo

Biography

Professor of graphic design, Soo teaches digital image manipulation, digital illustration, typography, and graphic design classes. Utilizing both traditional and digital media, Soo creates artwork which investigates issues of identity and culture. A variety of media are used for self-discovery by examining memories, perceptions and personal relationships.

Education

  • B.F.A. in Commercial Art at Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, 2001
  • M.F.A. in Integrated Visual Art, at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2004

Teaching

  • Digital Publishing
  • Digital Image Manipulation
  • Digital Illustration
  • Graphic Design 1
  • Graphic Design 2
  • Graphic Design 3
  • Typography 1
  • Typography 2

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Art Professor

Kari Dunham

Biography

I am passionate about painting and teaching. My work is a representation of ordinary objects and interior spaces--a nexus of daily ritual and painting as spiritual practice. I work in oil and other drawing media and artworks range in size from large canvases to small panels. In the classroom, I find inspiration from my students and delight in coming alongside them as they become makers and creative problem-solvers.

Education

  • MFA, Laguna College of Art + Design
  • BFA, Evangel University

Publications

  • 2015 Kari Dunham, SEEN Journal, Christians in the Visual Arts, 2015, XV:2, 27
  • 2014 Kari Dunham, [Group exhibition catalogue], California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California. Oceanside Museum of Art. Oceanside, CA
  • 2014 Bonnie Gangelhoff, "Kari Dunham: Telling her story," Southwest Art, September 2014, Volume 44, No.4. 20.

Teaching

  • Drawing 1 (ART 201)
  • Painting (ART 321)

Adjunct Professor of Art and Art History

Biography

I have been making art, mostly painting, for about 35 years. I have been teaching Art and Art History for about 25 years. I have been a museum guide, a muralist, a lecturer, a curator, a designer--really just about anything having to do with art.

Education

  • MFA, Queens College, City University of New York
  • BFA, Massachusetts College of Art

Teaching

  • Experiences in Art (ART-111)
  • Drawing 1 (ART-201)
  • History of Contemporary Art (ART-315)

Adjunct Art Professor

Biography

Dawn Nicole Hamby is an interdisciplinary artist who works in a wide range of media. She has taught young artists of all ages and abilities and loves helping students to discover their God-given creativity and to better understand their relationship with God as creations of the Master Artist. She currently leads the Visual & Media Arts Department and Arts Academy at Orange Lutheran High School and teaches art education courses at local universities.

Education

  • M.A.T.: 2010, Biola University
  • B.F.A.: 2006, Biola University, Studio Arts: Interdisciplinary

Adjunct Professor

Education

  • BFA, Laguna College of Art and Design
  • MFA, Laguna College of Art and Design

Teaching

  • Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Drawing
  • Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Figure Drawing
  • Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Painting
  • Fundamentals of Studio Art
  • 2D
  • Color Theory

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