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Edward B. Thornburg

Campus Art Director, Fine Arts
Art Galleries Director / Curator
Office: Whitewater Hall - Tom Thomas Gallery


  • M.A. in Education, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1974
  • B.S. in Fine Art, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1967 

Current Research Interests

Exploring non-traditional approaches to elementary (K -6)education in fine arts instruction

Previous Employment Positions

  • Adjunct Instructor, Fine Art & Education, Indiana University East, 1982 – 2009.
  • Adjunct Instructor, Art Education, Earlham College, 1984-1985
  • Art Instructor, Northeastern Elementary School, 1978 – 2002.

Selected Significant Awards/Recognitions

  • Cash Award, Best of Show (sculpture), Adkins Arboretum “Discovering Native Landscapes…”, Ridgely, Maryland. 2011
  • Juried inclusion (accepted sculpture), “Retro Americana Exhibit,” Atlanta, Georgia. 2010
  • Juried inclusion (accepted sculpture), LaGrange National Biennial Art Competition, University of Georgia. 2005


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