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Rodger Drawing

Rodger C. Francis II

BFA in Drawing/Painting 2015

Rodger C. Francis II will soon graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbia College. He was recently featured in the Columbia Daily Tribune's Ovation Section. His energetic personality, strong work ethic and diverse background of studies here at Columbia College has set Rodger up for a bright future in the arts.

To hear more from Rodger about his experience here at Columbia College, check out this video!

Katherine Barnes

Katherine Barnes

BS in Graphic Design 2014

Katherine Barnes is a practicing artist who creates with a variety of mediums such as painting, drawing, photography and graphic design. Katherine received a BFA in Painting from Missouri State, an MFA from University of South Florida and more recently finished her BS in Graphic Design from Columbia College. She has taught a range of classes at the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa and is currently teaching as an adjunct professor at Columbia College. Barnes has taught Design, Drawing, Painting, Art Appreciation and Beginning Art History. She is an active member with the Columbia Art League and has served as an instructor and Children’s Co-Director for Art in the Park. Katherine is also an assistant graphic designer at the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence in Jefferson City, MO.

Barnes exhibits her work both locally and nationally. She currently has a solo exhibition on display at the Boone County Bank Art Lobby that will be up until January 14, 2015.

Katherine and Rodger are just two examples of the success and opportunities you’ll find across all of the art majors at Columbia College. You will develop career-specific skills and knowledge while enjoying the best of a liberal arts education.

Student Highlights

Alicia Troesser, class of 2013, has been promoted to Art Director for Caledon Virtual, a full-service marketing agency that develops marketing communications and software applications for startups as well as for established organizations. She previously worked as social media director at Comminiqué and a graphic designer at Veterans United Home Loans. On September 5, 2015 she was highlighted for this promotion in the Columbia Daily Tribune "Top Drawer" Section.

Taylor Emery had a piece of pottery in a show at NCECA last March and currently has work on display at Poppy in Columbia. She was also featured in a story about the North Village Arts District Farmers & Artisan Market on KOMU.

Taylor Emery, Kyle Keeby, Eva Pemberton and Jacob Bigelow had pottery on display at the cup show at Access Arts.

Kyle Keeby’s pottery won Best of Show at the student art show.

Sarah Harker was awarded the Watershed center for the Ceramics Arts Residency Assistantship Award and had a successful two weeks in Maine.

Josh Woodruff graduated in May 2015 with a BFA and was recently hired as a Digital Creative Associate at Division D, a digital advertising company based in Columbia, Missouri.

Class of 2015, Raschel Relford was recently hired by Zillner, a marketing firm focused on seniors in Kansas, as their Digital Project Manager. Her responsibilities will include web development, coding and graphic design.

Class of 2014 Whitney Roemer has accepted a position teaching art for the Mexico Public School system.

Former BFA student Matt Rahner is currently teaching at Missouri Valley College and recently had his exhibition and lecture Eminent Domain featured at the Genevieve Guldner Gallery in Kansas City.

Hear more about the Columbia College Art Department, check out this video!


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