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The Echo
Taylor University, Upland, IN
Thursday, May 30, 2024
The Echo



The celebration of an artist’s journey


Each year, seniors in the art department collaborate to consider how they might showcase their portfolios to colleagues, friends and family. Historically, the seniors have been separated between groupings of their different art majors; the illustration, graphic design and photography students’ showcase usually takes place at a different time than that of the studio art, art therapy and art education students. This year, the art seniors chose to come together: one show, one night.

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Smoke from Kiln triggers alarm in Metcalf


Smoke spread into Modelle Metcalf Visual Arts Center (Metcalf) on Thursday morning, triggering the fire alarms around 10:15 a.m. Students and faculty evacuated the building and waited for the fire department to check the vicinity.


Upland and TU partner on mural


“Welcome to Upland” — the words that travelers and members of the Upland community will regularly pass by as a part of the downtown’s new, developing mural. The design will be located on the south-facing wall of Witters Bullpen. The mural is set to be revealed on May 3, accompanied by a celebration from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at NearSpace Park — all are welcome to join in the festivities.


Where storytelling and art intersect


Everyone has a story, and every story deserves to be shared. One freshmen twin duo is using their talents to showcase the diversity of the kingdom of God by telling their stories and the stories of others.

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When Mud Becomes a Masterpiece


From Aug. 29 to Oct. 20., Taylor’s Metcalf Art Gallery was the venue for the "Out of Indiana Clay Invitational," where local artists showcased their skills and demonstrated the possibilities achievable with a simple medium like clay.


A creative surrounded by other student creators


On a campus brimming with artistic expression, Lynden Hight uses her passion for the arts to bring a new creative outlook to campus. The student-led marketing team at Taylor University, Birrama Creative, has elected Hight as its president for the 2023-2024 school year. 


Freshman Aspen Postma explores self-expression through art


The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words — but how many pictures does it take to communicate your true identity?  For Aspen Postma, a freshman artist transitioning from a major in art education to pre-art therapy, the answer was 12. One dozen art pieces. One dozen attempts at learning the meaning of self-expression.