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  • Karthago — Classics — Carthage College
    toward Libya There s a spot Where at the mouth of a long bay an island Makes a harbor forming a breakwater Where every swell divides it as its comes in And runs far into curving recesses There are high cliffs on this side and on that And twin peaks towering heavenward impend On reaches of still water Over these Against a forest backdrop shimmering A dark and shaggy grove casts a deep shade While in the cliffside opposite below The overhanging peaks there is a cave With fresh water and seats in living rock R Fitzgerald tr Aeneid Book 1 216 230 The ancient site of Carthage was located in what is today Tunisia at one of Africa s closest points to Europe the island of Sicily Carthage then could control trade from the eastern to the western Mediterranean Mythical History of Carthage According to the mythical tradition Elissa Elishat took a group of Tyrians first to Cyprus and then to the north coast of Africa opposite Sicily after her brother slew her husband Because of the tales of all her wanderings she received the name Dido Deido the wanderer The early Roman epic poets and Vergil used the

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  • Faculty Spotlight: Christine Renaud — Classics — Carthage College
    Prof Renaud says of the five acre property These were not just luxury houses there were gardens and orchards The fruit and flowers were often taken into Rome and sold Servilus is believed to have made his fortune making bricks a main material for Roman buildings A Marble Corinthian capital from the area of the baths Photo by Professor Renaud I doubt Donald Trump or Bill Gates has a complex like this Prof Renaud says During his visit to Carthage in 2007 Mr Arya pointed out that a Roman aqueduct alongside the ruins was paid for with money from the destruction of ancient Carthage Students involved in the excavation Prof Renaud regularly invites Carthage students to the villa excavation The site has also yielded columns sculpture and colored marble from throughout the Roman Empire Prof Renaud warns that it is not easy It s physically demanding and you have to have a very good eye she points out Students from at least 18 schools have participated in the excavation Mr Arya said He praised Prof Renaud as a very important sustainer of our organization Most years Carthage students have two opportunities to go abroad with Prof Renaud She often leads trips during J Term including a study tour on Greek religion and mythology in addition to excavation work in Rome in summer Students earn four credits by participating Rome is a very vibrant sophisticated city she says I want to show them not just ancient Rome but modern Rome as well A lifelong love of antiquity Prof Renaud grew up in the Detroit area and is the first member of her family to attend college She credits a sixth grade teacher at a Catholic school in Taylor Mich and Lowell Thomas television documentaries with firing her imagination about antiquity Nobody

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  • Omrit — Features — Carthage College
    and understand better Schowalter says We re adding to the ancient map of the Roman world We re also doing so at a point that s incredibly important on the border of Syria and Palestine in a place that would have been essential for Roman control of the region We re already getting a better picture of how Rome worked in the East through our work in Omrit Appeals to All Majors Photo courtesy of John Robinson 13 Because Omrit is a teaching dig students in any major and grade level can participate There have been freshmen on the trip there have been business and music majors Hannah Olken 11 an athletic training major from Itasca Ill went to Omrit the summer after her freshman year She returned in 2009 as a student leader For Olken a highlight of the trip was meeting Israeli students at a local college and discussing the modern political climate in their country We actually got to sit down in a classroom and talk about religion and trying to bring people together Muslim and Israeli she says How many times do you get to talk to kids your age in a different country about such a big issue During the dig she found a coin pottery shards and other artifacts that had been hidden for thousands of years I can say Hey I was a part of history Olken says proudly I dug up something I was there Layer by Layer While in Omrit students work alongside Schowalter and other archaeologists They re divided into teams each team works in a 5 by 5 meter square We dig in a very controlled way layer by layer trying to understand a particular spot Schowalter says As we re going we ll find something and the archaeologists will explain what we re finding and how it got that way Bees says We re also learning to make our own hypotheses about what was going on When Bees was in Omrit in 2008 the group found an ancient water pipe and Bees found a coin and pottery shards Other days can bring little discovery despite hours of work Archaeology is a complicated thing in that a lot of the time it s pretty boring Schowalter says Then when you actually start to uncover something and understand something better there s a huge rush and fulfillment We try to emphasize that really it s the process of systematically taking back the strata or layers that helps us the most Expect to Work Photo courtesy of John Robinson 13 If there is one thing that parents and students should know about Omrit it s this Expect hard work You ll get dirty Youll get sweaty It s hot You ll be exhausted by lunchtime You re basically dirty for 24 hours a day Bees says You can shower but you re still going to be sweating dirt Students are expected to do readings in preparation for the trip listen to

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  • News from the Art Department — Art — Carthage College
    See The Studio Senior Graphic Design Show Five Carthage seniors combine their talents in a unique senior show open all week more FINE ARTS AT CARTHAGE H F Johnson Gallery of Art presents work by Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Gallery presents Printy Fresh Hot Off the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative through Jan 26 more FINE ARTS AT CARTHAGE Make it Wear it Students recently completed a wearable sculpture project in the Introduction to Three Dimensional Design course See photos of their work more Artists Alex Gartelmann and Jonas Sebura speak at Carthage Oct 30 Using sculpture video and performance the artists create architectural spaces absurdist actions and discreet objects Hear them speak at 12 35 p m in Niemann Media Theatre more Art Department welcomes artists Alex Gartelmann Jonas Sebura Oct 30 The two artists of the collaborative Sebura Gartelmann will speak and answer questions at 12 35 p m Oct 30 in the Niemann Media Theatre more Art gallery presents special screening discussion on Oct 23 Join curator Danny Orendorff and artist Claire Arctander for a video screening and discussion of All Good Things Become Wild and Free more Carthage sculpture instructor featured in Chicago exhibit New adjunct sculpture professor Allison Wade has work feature in the show duckrabbit in Chicago Ill more The Last Critique Senior Graphic Design Show Take a break from finals this Monday to attend the opening reception for The Last Critique a Senior Seminar Exhibition in graphic design more Kenosha exhibit features emeritus professor s artwork Professor Emeritus Edwin C Kalke has been awarded a solo exhibition at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha more Fine Arts at Carthage H F Johnson Gallery of Art presents The Veterans Book Project Artist Monica Haller has met with veterans around the country to help them share their stories and images in softbound books See the books at the H F Johnson Gallery of Art through April 27 more International Nativity Crèche exhibit at H F Johnson Gallery of Art See more than 80 Nativity crèche sets and related paintings fabric wall hangings and sculptures from around the world more Artist and Documentary Film Maker to visit Carthage Artist and documentary filmmaker Wing Young Huie will visit Carthage at 4 p m on Tuesday Nov 15 to talk about his work and screen his film Looking for Asian America An Ethnocentric Tour more One Fine Sunday in the Funny Pages at H F Johnson Gallery of Art through Nov 5 The H F Johnson Gallery of Art kicks off its 2011 12 exhibition season with a celebration of a quintessentially American Sunday pleasure more Carthage presents Festival of Cartooning Kenosha s Festival of Cartooning will be held Sept 14 16 in conjunction with the opening of the H F Johnson Gallery of Art s first exhibit of the 2011 12 season more Retracing Our Steps A Photo Journey Through 100 Years of Taiwan Hedberg Library welcomes traveling photography exhibit July 13 25 more Learn about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3

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  • Faculty — Art — Carthage College
    Professor Kimberly Greene began her career in electrical engineering and computer science She earned a degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University in 1988 then worked for 11 years in Read more Carolyn Hudson Assistant Professor of Art Johnson Arts Center 201 carthage edu 262 551 5889 Professor Carolyn Hudson studied Fine Art and English Literature at the University of Leeds and Huddersfield College in England where she earned the U S equivalents of the B A and M A Read more Diane Levesque Director of the H F Johnson Gallery of Art Assistant Professor of Art Johnson Arts Center 115 carthage edu 262 551 5853 Professor Diane Levesque has exhibited her work as a professional artist both regionally and nationally since 1980 She specializes in painting drawing 2 D mixed media and polymer clay She has Read more Additional Faculty Staff Ed Kalke Professor Emeritus of Art ekalke carthage edu 262 551 5859 Ryan Peter Miller Adjunct Faculty Art rmiller4 carthage edu 262 551 5859 Amy Misurelli Sorensen Adjunct Faculty Art amisurellisorensen carthage edu 262 551 5859 Karen Peters Administrative Assistant Johnson Art Center Johnson Art Center 211 kpeters carthage edu 262 551 5859 Phillip Powell Professor Emeritus of

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  • Courses — Art — Carthage College
    the human figure A studio art course containing theory and practice Emphasis is on projects that focus on self portraits working from models and narrative figure assignments as part of the development of individual style A studio art course containing lectures demonstrations theory and practice Prerequisite ART 2000 Fall Spring 3010 Illustration 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Staff Development of drawing skills with an emphasis on individuality of style and expression Teaching is directed toward a variety of drawing techniques to be used as a means of communicating ideas for commercial reproduction Fall Spring 3100 Studio Photography FAR 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Staff An introduction to the use of large format view cameras Technical instruction includes the use of camera lighting equipment film handling exposure procedures film development and printing Prerequisite ART 2100 or consent of the instructor Fall Spring 3110 Advanced Darkroom Photography FAR 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Staff Advanced studio work in photography Emphasis is placed upon darkroom photography as a creative and expressive medium and is taught from a fine arts perspective In addition to the technical issues of image making the content aesthetics and formal qualities of the photographic image are explored A 35mm camera with manual exposure capabilities is required This course may be repeated up to three times This class may be used as an elective in majors and minors in art Prerequisite ART 2100 3200 Advanced Painting 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Diane Levesque Advanced studio work in painting with an emphasis on individual work and the formulation of individual language Independent exploration in areas of interest highly encouraged within the parameters of class assignments This course may be repeated up to three times to encompass all media oil acrylic mixed media and watercolor Prerequisite ART 2200 Fall Spring 3300 Advanced Printmaking 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Staff Advanced studio work in printmaking with an emphasis on individual work and the formulation of a personal visual language This course may be repeated up to three times Prerequisite Consent of instructor Fall Spring 3310 Graphic Production Techniques 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Staff Camera ready layout will be reproduced through serigraphic printing techniques A studio art course containing theory and practice Prerequisite Consent of instructor Fall 3400 Advanced Sculpture 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Staff Advanced studio work in sculpture Emphasis on mastery of sculpture s materials and techniques and the interaction of concept and form Individual and collaborative projects may include working with time motion and site specific installation as well as more traditional free standing works This course may be repeated up to three times 3500 Advanced Ceramics 4 credits 4 credits Instructor Kimberly Greene Advanced studio work in ceramics with an emphasis on individual work and the formulation of a personal visual language Students may meet with other ceramics sections This course may be repeated up to three times Prerequisite ART 2500 or 2510 Fall Spring Art History and Theory Courses 1050 Crafts FAR 4 credits 4 credits Instructor

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  • Opportunities — Art — Carthage College
    other countries The Art Department offers interesting courses for majors and non majors every J Term Recent on campus courses include Ceramic Wheel Throwing which introduced students to ceramic techniques and Paper Pleasures Aesthetics Techniques of Handmade Paper in which students experienced paper making design and printmaking Inspiration From the beautiful campus to the nearby world renowned art museums Carthage offers art students many resources to explore their vision perfect their skills and learn from the masters Study Abroad Not all J Term courses are offered on campus Students also have the opportunity to study art abroad wandering the Louvre in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain In 2009 students traveled to Greece for the course Greece Theatre Art and Architecture Students attended plays visited historic sites and participated in workshops of mask making costume design and Greek folk dancing Student Exhibit Opportunities Student artists at Carthage have many opportunities to show their work Carthage has a student art gallery Gallery B and a student sculpture garden The renowned H F Johnson Gallery of Art also houses student exhibits during the year including the annual Senior Art Exhibit in which all studio majors can participate Scholarships Carthage offers a number of competitive scholarships to prospective art majors and smaller scholarships to art minors These scholarships are awarded based upon a cumulative review of a candidate s application for admission to Carthage in addition to a review of the applicant s Studio Art Portfolio by members of the art faculty Faculty members conduct portfolio reviews in February For more information prospective students can click here or contact Karen Peters Administrative Assistant to the Division of Fine Arts at kpeters carthage edu Keep Exploring Areas of Study Recognized for Excellence Photo Gallery Meet Our Faculty Academic Calendar Take the Next

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  • Student Voices — Art — Carthage College
    classes have helped me immensely not only in the challenging and rewarding art history classes but in offering great internship opportunities Claire Goulson 15 We have world class professors who are extremely intelligent and able to offer a wide variety of classes that cover a range of topics Katy Denton 14 Carthage pulled me in Once here I instantly found my family Meghan Johns 15 My favorite professor would have

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