By Emilia Kalogiannis
The sciences often take the limelight with regards to research. However, research is prominent in all disciplines. Even the more creative and innovative, like art.
The Research in Arts Scholarship (RIAS) represents a creative partnership between the Office in Undergraduate Research and the Department of Art and Art History, which aims to foster student passion for inquiry and discovery.
Students get the opportunity to study in Paris where they find their inspiration to develop and produce a research based art project. While abroad, students document their research and practice the art of reflection in “artist journals.” Once they return, students submit research proposals and design a research project web page.
The students’ research comes to life as they create their art exhibit in preparation for the Research in Arts Open Reception where they present their research and participate in a professional discussion panel. Student exhibits have included artist recreations, sculptures, photographs and paintings.
The 2016 RIAS receipts are Laura Amador, Jessica Brasseur, Kristen Clayton, Taylor Emmons, Kaitlin Harrington, Elizabeth Keel, Jennifer Kilburn, Tina Piracy and Erika Schnur-Carter.
Join us for the 2016 Research in Arts Open Reception at the Office of Undergraduate Research in LIB 210 on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.