Fine Arts

Senior Spotlight: Emily Logan

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Emily Logan is a studio art major from Cambridge, Minn. Next fall she plans to continue developing her art portfolio and eventually attend graduate school for art conservation. Associate Professor in Art and Art History Betsy Byers has worked […]

“The Mother Courage Project” brings innovation and creativity to the stage

The three-inch model of the set created by Nicole Meyer '20, complete with propaganda posters and figurines of the actors. Everything about this year’s Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Theatre and Dance production of Bertolt Brecht’s war-time play Mother Courage is a little unorthodox: 10 directors, a three-inch scale model of the set, and original […]

Senior Spotlight: Jonathan Hickox-Young

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Jonathan Hickox-Young is a music major from Reno, Nevada. His future plans include attending the University of Minnesota to complete a master’s degree in percussion performance. His percussion instructor at Gustavus, Dr. Adam Rappel, says that he can’t wait […]

Senior Spotlight: Annie Carlson

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Annie Carlson is from Savage, Minnesota. She is a dance and communication studies major with a film and media studies minor. After graduation, she plans to start her career and find opportunities for dance in her future. Associate Professor […]

Senior Spotlight: Amelia Untiedt

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Amelia Untiedt is a dance and sociology/anthropology major from Stillwater, Minn. She plans on finding a job after graduation. Associate Professor of Dance Melissa Rolnick had the opportunity to instruct Amelia throughout her four years at Gustavus. “Amelia burst […]

Senior Spotlight: Gunnar Olav Van Guilder

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community.  Gunnar Olav Van Guilder is a studio art major from Hudson, Wis. Next fall he plans to look for art-related work and eventually attend graduate school. Associate Professor in Art and Art History Betsy Byers saw Gunnar’s potential right […]

Senior Spotlight: Clifford McDonald

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Clifford McDonald is a studio art major. After graduation, he hopes to begin a career in marketing and design, or possibly go into the military or police force. Art faculty member Stan Shetka has instructed Clifford in various sculpture […]

Senior Spotlight: Alex Preston

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Alex Preston is a music major and arts administration minor from Denver, CO. After graduation, he hopes to start a career that combines his passion for music composition, sound engineering, arts administration, and non-profit work. Preston played tenor saxophone […]

Senior Spotlight: Coleden Wedge

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Coleden Wedge is a music education major from Saint Bonifacius, Minn. Next fall he plans to student teach and then find an instrumental music education position before pursuing graduate school. Jon and Anita Thomsen Young Distinguished Chair in Music […]

Senior Spotlight: Nicole Meyer

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community.  Nicole Meyer is a studio art and theatre honors major from St. Michael, Minn. Her job at Glacier National Park this summer has been cancelled due to the virus, so now she is hoping to land a job or […]