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Art Program

Dr. Andrea Donovan

Credentials: Ph.D. in European and Art History
Office: 140 Hartnett Hall
Phone: 701.858.3819
E-mail Address: andrea.donovan@minotstateu.edu

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Artists Statement:
I love to travel and look at the land, the mountains, the water, and the skies. Every place has such unique characteristics. These combined characteristics invoke the spirit of the place, the essence of what makes that place beautiful. In my paintings, I try to capture this essence. For me, it is not about depicting a place only in the way it appears, but also trying to capture that unique spirit. Through my use of imagery, color, and paint application, I try to bring this spirit to viewers.

Bio:
Andrea Donovan has taught art history and humanities at Minot State University since 2007. She has a Ph.D. in European and Art History from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her degrees include work in painting, design, art education, art history, architectural history and historic preservation, European history, and cultural studies. Teaching experiences range from elementary and secondary art education to post-secondary work with art history, European history, and the humanities. Research experiences include a book publication titled “William Morris and the Society for the Protection for Ancient Buildings,” several journal articles, and current research in symbolism in historic paintings and historic preservation and architecture. Active in Michigan and Arizona in painting, photography, and singing, she continues her artistic pursuits in Minot by painting, working on her photography, and participating in the Minot Chamber Choral. University service includes work with the General Education Committee, the Sustainability Committee, and the Women’s Heritage Month Committee. She also is the Art Club advisor and is a Taube Art Museum Board Member.