FSU’s College of Fine Arts recently hosted the 2019 Student Showcase on Dec. 6, 2019 in Moore Auditorium that featured the work of 13 outstanding students, both graduate and undergraduate, who presented on a range of topics from across our six departments. Annually, the College of Fine Arts Student Showcase brings together the greater FSU community to learn about the creative research of our high-achieving students, and allows student presenters to share their research and work in a variety of formats. Students from each department – Art, Art Education, Art History, Dance, Interior Architecture & Design, and Theatre – presented projects on major topics from their studies.
The showcase began with an opening from the host, Dwight James III, who presented an original poem. After his performance piece, James introduced the first half of the student presenters. Following the presentations, guests were served light refreshments and given the opportunity to walk around the lobby and to speak directly to the students as well as view their work up close. After the break, the second group of students presented their research. Guests then had the opportunity to speak with these students as well.
The College would like to give its heartfelt congratulations to the student participants for giving inspiring, engaging, and high-quality presentations that demonstrated the incredible and diverse work being done in the College of Fine Arts. Presenters included:
|Myah Freeman||Department of Art||The Talibé Children of Saint-Louis, Senegal|
|Kassadie Nieto||Department of Art||Crushproof|
|Channing Gray||Department of Art||COSMIC CONNECTIONS|
|Jordan Rich||Department of Art Education||The Southern Quilting Project: Big Bend Quilt Trail|
|Aja Roache||Department of Art Education||Group Show|
|Olivia Morris||Department of Art History||"Working From the Known to the Unknown": Documenting Modernismo Architecture in Historic Puerto Rico|
|Cindy Rebecca Evans||Department of Art History||Die Effekt Gruppe in the New Tendencies Network: Socialist Utopias through Participation, Ephemera, and Play|
|Giltrecia Head||School of Dance||The Presence (and Complexity) of (Afrobeat) Contemporary African Dance in the DMV|
|Aigars Larionovs||School of Dance||Rules of Engagement 2.0|
|Wendie Alisa Duncan||Interior Architecture and Design||Canopy Care Animal Shelter|
|Zuleydi Gonzalez||Interior Architecture and Design||The Augmented Laboratory: An Office Project designed for Shulman + Associates|
|Mackenzie Bounds||School of Theatre||Ghosting the Machine: Spectral Spectatorship in Virtual Reality|
|Bethany Brownrigg||School of Theatre||"It's True, It's True, It's True": Exploring the Relationship Between Memory, Cultural Violence, and Theatre|
For more information and bios on each student, read more here.
Each student who presented received an award funded through the generosity of private donors, including alumni and friends. Gifts to the College of Fine Arts – including our programs in Art & Design, Dance, Theatre, and the Museum of Fine Arts – enable us to offer student scholarships, award faculty research grants, recognize exceptional teaching, and support activities across the College.
If you would like to learn more about supporting the College of Fine Arts, please contact our Development Department:
Director of Development