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The offerings of the Fine Arts Department foster awareness of the elements common to all the arts as well as of the distinctive characteristics of the various visual, verbal, and performing arts. We want students to cultivate an awareness of and appreciation for the various art forms while developing their own criteria for making informal value judgments. When students learn to create and/or perform in images, gestures, sounds and words, they discover new ways to shape and share their ideas with others. As a result of these experiences, the students are challenged to continue to experience the arts as creator, re-creator, and/or intelligent consumer. Whenever possible and appropriate, we will use appropriate instruments, electronic equipment, computers and networks to access information, process ideas and communicate results.

Fine Arts Faculty

Lisa Evans (levans) teaches Studio Art 1, Two Dimensional ArtThree Dimensional Art, Art Exploration and Interrelated Arts. She earned her B.S. at Miami University, her M.B.A. at the University of Chicago, and her B.F.A. and M.F.A. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Chris Guyotte (guyotte) Teaches Theatre Arts 1 & 2, Film Study, Public Speaking, and Interrelated Arts. He also directs Uni’s Fine Arts Department theatrical productions and sponsors the International Thespian Society. Outside of Uni he is active with the local theatre community and teaches directing and acting workshops at festivals around the nation. He holds BA in Theatre Arts an M.A. in Theatre History from the University of Illinois, and an MFA in Directing from Wayne State University.

Rick Murphy (rgmurphy) teaches Music Theory, Interrelated Arts, Chorus, Jazz Band, Orchestra, and Madrigals. He earned his B.F.A. at MacMurray College and his M.M.Ed. at Illinois State University.