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Art Students present at Annual Symposium

Four Miami University Art Department students recently presented their research papers at the 19th Annual Africana Studies Student Symposium. The symposium took place at Bowling Green State University on Friday, February 24, 2017. 

The papers presented came from research in Dr. Jordan Fenton’s Art 335: Arts of West Africa course. Below is the list of students who presented as well as their research topics:

  • Elise Aronson: an Individualized Studies major with an Art History minor presented her paper “African Mask Display in Context”
  • Sierra Bailey Van-Kuren: a Graphic Design major presented “The Essence of Bogolanfini: Thinking about Ethical design with African Inspiration”
  • Caroline Bastian: an Art History major presented her paper “Rethinking the ‘Anonymous’: Simeon Agbetuyi and the Yoruba Example”
  • Olivia Keefer: an Art History major who presented “Vohou-Vohou: A Search for Post-Colonial Cultural Identity in Cote d’Ivoire”