New art award in honor of Denison retiring associate provost Keith Boone
Posted: June 11, 2010
The colorful halls of Denison University’s Bryant Arts Center are home to a new student award named in honor of recently retired Associate Provost Keith Boone.
The Keith Boone - Anderson Ranch Award is named in honor of Boone for the years of leadership, mentoring and support he gave the studio art program at Denison. Boone has contributed to the program through his council, his engagement with studio art’s activities and his investment in the program’s success. The award was created with gifts from people committed to the studio art program and its students, including staff, faculty and current and former students, as an expression of their gratitude for the transformative effect Boone has had on their lives and the program.
The award is granted to one student a year based on exceptional dedication and commitment to studio practice and demonstrated leadership within the Denison arts community. The recipient must exhibit a genuine investment not only in his or her own success, but also in the success of peers and the community at large.
This year’s recipient is Becca Lynn from Oregon, Ohio.
“As well as continually seeking challenges in her studio practice, Becca offers support and commitment to her peers and her community,” said Carrie Olson, assistant professor in the Department of Art. “Becca has been actively engaged in the DU Art Collective’s community-based projects, such as the Empty Bowls fundraiser and workshops with children from Licking County Schools. She recently co-organized, designed and executed several murals for the Licking County Family Services family meeting rooms.”
The award will allow Lynn the opportunity to attend a summer art workshop at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colo.
The Anderson Ranch vision statement specifies that the ranch “…strives to be a world leader in the growth and development of the visual arts, in the international dialogue that inspires common humanity through art making, and in the creation of a campus imbued with a spirit of community, challenge, support, exploration, innovation and discovery.”
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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