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Joshua Hunt

Milwaukee, WI

joshuajeromehunt@gmail.com

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Order of the Arrow Timeline Drawings (2010-2013)

These drawings are a part of a commission given by the Boy Scouts of America to commemorate the Order of the Arrow's (BSA's national honor society) upcoming 100th anniversary. This project captures the story behind the founding of the Order the Arrow as it showcases the progression of influential events in the organization's initial years.

 

This project has been a huge part of my life recently, I have been working on this project (in conjunction with finishing college and working at camp) for just over a year. I have been honored that I was able to combine my two passions, Scouting and art, in a project as significant and meaningful as this one.

Gil Talmadge the Founder's Finder- 1911, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
Gil Talmadge the Founder's Finder- 1911, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
The Story of Billy Clark. Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
The Story of Billy Clark. Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
Scoutmaster Goodman at the Great Reunion at Gettysburg, Graphite, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Scoutmaster Goodman at the Great Reunion at Gettysburg, Graphite, 2013, Joshua Hunt
Portrait of E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson in Their Youth. Graphite, 2010, Joshua Hunt
Portrait of E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson in Their Youth. Graphite, 2010, Joshua Hunt
Harry Yoder Guides Campers to First Induction- July 16, 1915. Graphite, 2010, Joshua Hunt
Harry Yoder Guides Campers to First Induction- July 16, 1915. Graphite, 2010, Joshua Hunt
Goodman and Edson in Ceremony Robes- July 16, 1915, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
Goodman and Edson in Ceremony Robes- July 16, 1915, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
The First Induction of W.W.W. (OA)- July 16, 1915, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
The First Induction of W.W.W. (OA)- July 16, 1915, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
Goodman Atop the Devil's Tea Table (First Vigil)- 1915, Graphite, 2010, Joshua Hunt
Goodman Atop the Devil's Tea Table (First Vigil)- 1915, Graphite, 2010, Joshua Hunt
Constitution of W.W.W. Ratified at Independence Hall 1915, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
Constitution of W.W.W. Ratified at Independence Hall 1915, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
Organizational Meeting at Camp Morrell (Committees are Formed)-1915, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
Organizational Meeting at Camp Morrell (Committees are Formed)-1915, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
George Chapman Elected First Youth Lodge Chief- 1916, Graphite, 2010, Joshua Hunt
George Chapman Elected First Youth Lodge Chief- 1916, Graphite, 2010, Joshua Hunt
Edson's Second Degree- 1917, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
Edson's Second Degree- 1917, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
First Grand Lodge Meeting- 1921, Graphite, 2010, Joshua Hunt
First Grand Lodge Meeting- 1921, Graphite, 2010, Joshua Hunt
W.W.W. Becomes an Official BSA Experiment (Goodman, Edson, and West Save the OA)- 1932, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
W.W.W. Becomes an Official BSA Experiment (Goodman, Edson, and West Save the OA)- 1932, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
First Known African American Brotherhood Ceremony (James, Isbell, and Dr. Benson)- 1933, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt
First Known African American Brotherhood Ceremony (James, Isbell, and Dr. Benson)- 1933, Graphite, 2011, Joshua Hunt

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Timeline Drawings Displayed at MSU

Photo Courtesy of Tracy Schultze
Photo Courtesy of Tracy Schultze

08.13.2012. During the National Order of the Arrow Conference, over 5000 individuals came through the OA museum at the Michigan State University Union over the course of 4 days. During museum hours I was stationed aside a display of the majority of the drawings; I had the chance to explain the project to participants, sign postcards, and personally meet thousands of Arrowmen from all across the country. I couldn’t begin to explain on how great it felt to finally see the culmination of all the hard work put into this project.

The drawings were displayed throughout the museum especially in the beginning of the museum with the Founding of our Order and Treasure Island exhibits, the art gallery in the concourse, and the OA physical timeline. The icing on the cake was that the main display of the drawings where I was stationed was directly adjacent to the paintings of Joseph Csatari, BSA’s official painter. Over the past few years I have studied the Boy Scout art of Norman Rockwell and Joseph Csatari intently and referenced their work as a starting point for the OA Timeline Drawings. This event got me pretty excited about the possibility of making more BSA and OA inspired work in the future, in which I hope to capture my interest in the content by exploring the medium of oil similar to continue the tradition set by Rockwell and Csatari.

NOAC 2012 was a major success with the museum being one of the major highlights which was completely revamped from years past. Again I want to again thank the National Order of the Arrow Committee and particularly Bill Topkis for trusting me to depict some of the most significant and renowned moments in the OA’s history. Click here to view rest of the OA 100th Anniversary Timeline Drawings.

Additional Scoutwork

Arrowman Conservation School Triptych, Acrylic, 2009, Joshua Hunt
Arrowman Conservation School Triptych, Acrylic, 2009, Joshua Hunt
Servant Leaders of Our Past (Hinkle), Charcoal, 2009, Joshua Hunt
Servant Leaders of Our Past (Hinkle), Charcoal, 2009, Joshua Hunt
Servant Leaders of Our Past (Kern), Charcoal, 2009, Joshua Hunt
Servant Leaders of Our Past (Kern), Charcoal, 2009, Joshua Hunt

AC5 Squad Leader Handbook Cover, Acrylic, 2008, Joshua Hunt
AC5 Squad Leader Handbook Cover, Acrylic, 2008, Joshua Hunt
I Wish You Enough (A Portrait of R.D. Dunkin), Graphite on Paper, 2014-2015, Joshua Hunt
I Wish You Enough (A Portrait of R.D. Dunkin), Graphite on Paper, 2014-2015, Joshua Hunt

Scout Embelems (2004-2010)