Senior Art Student Receives Ames Library Art Purchase Award
Ames Art Purchase Award went to Laura Murray '09, seen here beside her work as it
hangs in the 2009 Senior Art Exhibition.
April 23, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Laura Murray, a senior Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) art major,
has been chosen to receive the fourteenth annual Ames Library Art Purchase Award.
Murray’s winning artwork, titled “Design & Music,” is a graphic design poster. Her
other pieces in the Senior BA/BFA Art Show included a branding identity, a package
design, logo designs, magazine spreads, poster and book layouts and charcoal drawings.
“I feel very privileged to have a piece of work that reflects my college experience
at Illinois Wesleyan hanging in a beautiful building where future students can appreciate
it,” Murray said.
Since 1996, The Ames Library has purchased a piece of artwork every year from a collection
of work done by a senior BFA art student. The chosen piece is displayed on the entry
level of The Ames Library for one academic year, after which it is moved to the permanent
collection of student artwork on the second floor.
For additional information, contact Robert Delvin, fine arts librarian for The Ames
Library, at (309) 556-3003.
Contact: Allegra Gallian, ’09, (309) 556-3181