Katelyn Summers

graphic design concentration

Mind Games will explore how tabletop gaming can be used as a tool to help those struggling with mental health issues, such as depression, trauma and anxiety. I plan to execute this through a zine, a smaller, more condensed form of magazine, popularized during the 1930s for science fiction fan writers and then resurrected during the punk rock scene of the 1970s.

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Sheridan Davenport

As humans, we have a need to make connections and communicate with others. How you look and who you identify with is a vital portion of how you communicate and part of the reason we subscribe to the social constructs of race and ethnicity. But as society shifts and evolves, so does our understanding of race and ethnicity.

In this modern era of social media, we all have the ability to create and publicly share our own narratives. People of all colors and nations can choose which aspects of their identity...

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graphic design concentration

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Sophie Philo

Through a series of 8 paintings, It’s Cold Out Here brings awareness to unsolved missing persons and death cases over a span of 47 years.  The paintings depict the real life location of the cases in various stages of the mystery. Inspired by Edward Hopper’s eerie solitude and Alfred Hitchcock’s mastering of suspense, the paintings in this show allow the viewers to know the end result of each case while creating suspense through the viewer not being able to help the subject.  

painting concentration

As humanity begins experiencing the catastrophic effects of climate change, we are forced to consider that the world as we know it may cease to be. Without strong action and increased global consciousness about the situation, destruction and war will ensue, forever altering the environment. If this fate is to play out, our preserved memories of nature may become our primary means of connecting to a world prior to this destruction. 

Reflection: memories of the natural world is an installation piece that honors the natural world through my personal memories and unique experiences with it...

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printmaking & drawing concentration

Alice Roeding

Katherine Gemperline

Nature as a remedy to help those afflicted with many types of mental illness has been growing in popularity for the past few decades. More and more psychologists are recommending that those suffering with Depression or Anxiety spend a significant amount of time outside on a regular basis.  As an artist who was diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety, mental illness has been the main subject of my art for close to three years now.  Depression has a way of desensitizing a person. They become numb to the world around them. They don’t taste spices, they don’t smell flowers, etc. When I realized that had happened to me, flowers became a symbol of recovery and happiness. Enjoy the View.

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