Rogers State University is currently showcasing the work of students, faculty and alumni who participated this summer in its Study-at-Large Summer Arts Program in Italy.
Organized by the Department of Fine Arts, the exhibition opened on Thursday evening and runs through September 10 in the Baird Hall Foundations Gallery.
Student artwork featured in the Study-at-Large exhibit include works by Haley Harmon, a studio art senior from Broken Arrow; Heather Hudson, a studio art senior from Broken Arrow; Andrea Koch, a studio art senior from Broken Arrow; Laura Paisley, a graphic design senior from Claremore; and Karl Schwach, a studio art senior from Owasso.
Also featured in the show are works from fine arts instructor Micheal Jones; Rebecca Bacchetti, the on-site coordinator for the study-at-large program in Italy; and Jordan Wong, a 2015 RSU graduate.
The students and faculty traveled to Italy this summer to study printmaking, art history among other things. The trip to Italy was one month in duration and the RSU students were accompanied by Fine Arts faculty members Dr. Michael McKeon and Micheal Jones. The artwork currently on display in the gallery was created in Florence, Montone, and Rome.
RSU’s Summer Art Program in Italy immerses students in the world of art outside the United States, allowing them to gain knowledge from experiencing the study and production of art in a foreign land.
During the travel portion and while living in the village of Montone, students are required to study the art/architecture and art history of the region, produce written evidence of that knowledge, and create their own art pieces (mainly drawings, paintings, photographs or sculpture).