Student Response Exhibition Works Selected

works from the recent Art That Moves exhibition
works from the recent Art That Moves exhibition Photo: Scott Kissell

Celebrating the 3rd Annual event as part of Creativity and Innovation at Miami

by Max Pikras, Miami University Art Museum Intern

The works for the Creativity & Innovation: A Student’s Response Exhibition have been selected by jurors, Jason Shaiman and Ann Taulbee, for the third annual Student Response Exhibition in the Douglass Gallery at the Miami University Art Museum.

The topic of the exhibition was chosen in response to President David Hodge’s proclamation of the 2015-2016 academic school year as the Year of Creativity & Innovation.

The juried exhibition consists of 27 works, including two collaborative pieces. Approximately 85 pieces were submitted, resulting in the largest number of entries in the three years of the Student’s Response Exhibition.

This year, the selected student artists represent 11 diverse majors, including Strategic Communications, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture, Supply Chain, Computer Science, Art Education, Graphic Design and Studio Art. Students from across the university submitted an array of creative and innovative works for the exhibition.

“I am very pleased that we have reached students outside of the College of Creative Arts,” said Jason Shaiman, Curator of Exhibitions at the Miami University Art Museum.

“Too often, students may be afraid to submit to an exhibition of this nature because they have not been formally trained or possess a background in the arts. However, this does not mean that they do not have a creative instinct that can be voiced, and experienced by others,” Shaiman said. “The submissions proved that creativity can be found across the university.”

Shaiman said the exhibition will feature various works, including printmaking, music, photography, stop-motion video, sculpture, ceramics, performance art and a computer-interactive piece.

Congratulations to the following students on having their works showcased as part of this year’s Student Response Exhibition, which opens on January 26 through May 14, 2016.

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Christine Annarino, Victoria Rose Barlay, Kevin Bechard, Lynn Belhumeur, Alexa Brown, Sam Dorgan, John Fries, Josh Gabbard, Sarah Gilmore, Remy Groh, Nick Iacobelli, Ashley Jackson, Haley Johnson, Rachel Keppeler, Kwangju Kim, Ryan Lott, William Margulis, Marissa McIntire, Kaitlin Mich, Lauren Mitro, Joseph Paushel, Lucia Plaza-Trejo, Franklin Popek, G M Akand Sabik, Emily Scharf, Zachary Skidmore, Billy Simms and Claudia Tommasi.