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Spring 2007 • Volume 13, Issue 2
Carillon Chimes •  Entrepreneurs  •   Digital broadcast  •  Joe Stowell  •  Painting  •  Poet CD



Art students Elizabeth Albert ’08, front, and Katie Thompson ’08 work on the mural designed for the South Side Mission by art professor Heather Brammeier ’04. With Bradley as its initial contributor, the mission hopes to attract other artists and organizations to volunteer to design and paint additional hallways.

Community collaboration: Painting
new perspectives

by Karen Crowley Metzinger MA ’9

A welcoming wintry view from the Moss Avenue bluff apartment of assistant professor of art Heather Brammeier ’04 is the foundation of a 7-by-21-foot mural she designed for Peoria’s South Side Mission. Brammeier, along with several Bradley art students, painted the mural on the mission’s stark entrance hallway. “The goal of the mission is to give its residents and clients a new perspective from the top of the hill,” said Brammeier. “We were asked to illustrate the Bible passage from Proverbs 3:5-6, to represent the new direction and hope the mission offers its residents.”

With a grant from the Office for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development, Brammeier, Zach Zetterberg ’06, Emily Hoerdemann ’08, Katie Thompson ’08, Elizabeth Albert ’08, Becky Goughnour ’09, Elizabeth Pfiester ’10, and assistant professor of mathematics Tony Bedenikovic made the service project their gift to the mission.

“Many residents have commented on how happy they are that people from Bradley cared enough about them to donate their time to make their ‘home’ so beautiful,” said Annette Jones, director of corporate and church giving.




Carillon Chimes •  Entrepreneurs  •   Digital broadcast  •  Joe Stowell  •  Painting  •  Poet CD