“I feel like you can learn significantly more by going somewhere else than you could in class. You can stare at pictures all day. You can read a byline, a dialogue or a biography on any day you want, but to actually go there and be there, present, was a different story.”
“I was seven years old when I wanted to be a director, and I've never changed that course.” For years, 2015 Ball State alumnus Joel Kirk said he would make short films with his camcorder in the comfort of his backyard. He would act, direct, edit and write his own scripts to transform pre-existing ideas into his own.
“Painting isn’t only about self-expression, and it’s not only about translating experience into form. I think making art really has to do with advocating a position.”
“If a picture is worth a thousand words, seeing a place in person must be worth a million.”
“I’ve never been more terrified in my life.” That’s how senior zoology major Autum Auxier felt standing on Bloukrans Bridge in Mossel Bay, South Africa, hooked to a bungee cord, ready to fall 708 feet toward the river below.