Tag: Ron Monsma

Ron Monsma: painting a legacy at IU South Bend

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief  It’s been 25 years. Ron Monsma has been teaching painting and drawing classes at IU South Bend, moving up the ladder of positions, until he has reached associate professor. At the end of 2021, he is set to retire. Monsma got his start at IU South Bend, working under the direction

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Ron Monsma reflects on his art at the latest Arts Lecture Series

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief Known for his highly-developed still lifes and figure work, Ron Monsma, associate professor in fine arts, dove in deep with his pastel drawing and oil paintings at the latest Arts Lecture Series on March 19. To kick off the Arts Lecture Series, Monsma spoke on the influences affecting him. Dutch masters

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Linda Freel, former fine arts professor, passes away

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief kmluce@iu.edu Linda Freel was best known as an artist and an educator at IU South Bend. However, to many others, she was a mentor, a colleague and a friend. Freel attended Bethel University for a bachelor’s degree  in Education. After, she received her M.F.A at Notre Dame and a master’s in

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IU South Bend artists hosting art show outside of campus

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer kmluce@iu.edu Student art shows at IU South Bend come around every semester, but recently, the Fine Arts Department was asked to put on an art show at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, Michigan. Fine arts students are showing alongside regional artists Kathleen Newman, Kristin Hosbein and

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