CREO Senior Exhibitions: A celebration of art and design

CREO: Senior Exhibitions highlight the final senior projects of 23 students in four departments: Art Therapy, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Studio Art. These exhibits will be located in Caroline and Bergstrom Halls.

  • Art Therapy - Student-designed projects range in topics from gender and LGBTQ identity; environmental concerns; self-esteem and vulnerability; and exploration of the use of art with people challenged by "invisible" diseases, such as aphasia and autism. The projects combine art-making, academic research and service; all of them reflect Mount Mary's commitment to creativity and compassion.
  • Graphic Design - Seniors will present their individual identities as skilled designers working with print, web, motion and package design.
  • Interior Design - Nine students devoted a year to identifying issues that have been unaddressed by interior design and created projects responding to these needs. One project proposes temporary housing in houseboats; another project visions a boutique hotel that incorporates the effect of travel on the human body, with a special focus on circadian rhythms and lighting.
  • Studio Art - Students with diverse artistic interests and identities come together in the Marian Gallery to exhibit their research and investigation in media exploration, form and content.

"This event is a unique opportunity for the campus and greater community to experience the distinct creative talents or our graduating seniors in the art and design disciplines," said Barbara Armstrong, dean of the school of Arts and Design. "While each discipline is unique, they all demonstrate evidence of our programs' focus on building agile, creative thinkers and innovative problem solvers."

Exhibits are free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. weekends. A welcome reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3.