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The Creature Collective at Finley Gallery

Exhibition Dates: September 29 – October 5, 2023

Posted in: Announcements

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The Department of Art & Design is excited to announce the re-opening of The Creature Collective, a collaboration where art and poetry converge. The exhibition of students’ work will be displayed in the Finley Gallery from September 29th through October 5th.

In the Spring semester of 2023, students in Professor Johnny Lorenz‘s ENWR 212: Intro to Poetry class were asked to create a poem based on a mythological monster from various cultures. The poems were delivered anonymously to Professor Christina Rodriguez-Unalt‘s ARIL 225: Art of the Visual Narrative course and asked to come up with an illustrative interpretation. Illustration students spent 6 weeks modeling, sculpting, and researching to articulate a dynamic illustration. This exhibit is the result of an engaging collaboration which also showcases never before scene videos of the poetry readings and more. This exhibition highlights the collaborative nature that arises between courses and students in the Department of Art & Design.