UE Receives Efroymson Family Fund Grant for Art Department
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The University of Evansville has received a grant of $15,500 from The Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, in support of the University’s Department of Art. The grant will be used for UE’s Efroymson Emerging Lecture Series, to help support an intern for UE’s Melvin Peterson Gallery, and for Gallery exhibition support. It will also be used to purchase a 3D Printer for the UE art department.
The 3D printer, explains Stephanie Frasier, chair of UE’s art department, “will be utilized initially for visual communication design and sculpture programs. It will be used for projects that help students expand their conceptual and creative problem solving skill sets by allowing them to solve physical, real world problems as well as develop aesthetic 3D artwork.
An example of such a project is an upcoming opportunity for UE visual communication design students and engineering students to work on an interdisciplinary package design project for a local company.
“The University of Evansville very much appreciates the past and present investments the Efroymson Family Fund has made with the UE art department,” says UE President Thomas A. Kazee. “Their generosity has had a major impact on our students and community.”
Since the fund was established in 1998, it has awarded more than $70 million to nonprofit organizations in central Indiana and beyond. For more information on the Efroymson Family Fund, please visit www.cicf.org/efroymson-family-fund.