Professor of Art
School of Liberal Arts
It has been said, “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Cameron University Professor of Art Katherine Liontas-Warren certainly shares the belief. The 2007 Faculty Hall of Fame Award recipient said, “I make mistakes, and I learn. My students make mistakes, and they learn. Together, we gain knowledge, and our dedication to art is visible in the results of our endeavors.”
One mistake Liontas-Warren is sure to never repeat happened during her second year of teaching at Cameron. The art professor was preparing the still life for her drawing class and asked a student to throw her the softball for the set-up.
“She threw it like a baseball player, and I received a lovely black eye,” said Liontas-Warren who has taught printmaking and drawing at CU since 1984.
Before joining Cameron, she earned a bachelor’s degree in studio art from Southern Connecticut State University in
Liontas-Warren has achieved national recognition as an acclaimed artist having exhibited in numerous shows and competitive exhibitions throughout the
Still, her students proclaim her greatest work happens in the classroom.
“She is a master of motivation,” said former Dean of the