Frost Center for the Visual Arts


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Welcome to Frost! The Frost Center for the Visual Arts building houses the HSU art program and hosts 25,000 square feet of studios and creative workspaces including:

  • Individual studio classrooms for all drawing and painting courses
  • A 3D design studio with various hand tools and worktables for courses in sculpture and furniture building
  • A separate woodworking shop with various power tools for cutting wood materials
  • The Transmedia advanced editing lab with dual monitor high powered PC workstations for advanced video editing and animation work.
  • A computer lab complete with 27″ iMac workstations, a large full-color copy machine, photo inkjet printer, and Wacom tablets.
  • A lecture hall space for hosting art history courses, seminars, guest artists, and other events.
  • A digital printing and finishing room with a 44″ large format Epson inkjet printer, a large format rotary paper cutter, and a mat cutter
  • A large, multipurpose, 2D studio space for courses in printmaking, 2D design, and art education
  • The Ira M. Taylor Memorial Gallery hosting a variety of shows for students, faculty, and guest artists
  • A student lounge area with kitchen space and couches for hanging out and studying
  • Home to HSU Media services Studio One (film production studio) and Studio Two (photography Studio)
  • The New Fabrication Studio; featuring large worktables and teaching space, a variety of tools, 3D printers, a laser cutter, CNC routers, creative electronics tools, and more!

Ira M. Taylor Memorial Gallery

Within the Frost Center is also the Ira M. Taylor Memorial Gallery which hosts a variety of exhibitions from local and national artists, to student art shows. Ira M. Taylor Memorial Gallery was dedicated and named for Ira M. Taylor on November 6, 1993. As a teacher for 23 years prior to his death in 1993, Professor Taylor served 21 of those years as chair of the department. He had a conviction of a strong relationship between art and his Creator and effectively communicated that conviction to his students, colleagues, and other friends with confidence and sensitivity. His vision was instrumental in making the Frost Center for the Visual Arts a reality in 1987.

  • Nov. 13 – Dec 8., 2023: “Wandering the West” mixed media works by Anthony Brown
  • Reception: Nov. 7, 2023, 5-7 p.m., artist talk with Q+A