Seniors showcase ‘Salvation by Imagination’

Interior design

Graduating seniors in the interior design department will exhibit their final projects in Cummings Art Gallery May 1-21 in a show titled “Salvation by Imagination.” An opening reception is set for Thursday, May 2, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The projects are the culmination of a year-long research and design effort. The 12 students exhibiting their work were inspired by the words of famous American architect and interior designer Frank Lloyd Wright, who once said, “An idea is salvation by imagination.” Many used interior design to recognize social problems that can be impacted by imagination and applied design.

Projects in the exhibit include Laurynn Dillingham’s “Made In ___ ,” a retail space using narrative design to promote environmental and economic sustainability through the fair trade movement; Rossy Sevilla’s “Casa Colonial,” Spanish-themed housing for Peace Corps workers; and Jordan Vitale’s “Hush,” a nightclub for the hearing impaired.

Kathy Weidenboerner, the interior design department chair, oversaw the students during the creation of their projects. The students are Aimee Plante, Allison Dimino, Ashley See, Jordan Vitale, Laura Savelli, Lauren Tambasco, Laurynn Dillingham, Mallory Simonette, Megan Hopton, Michelle Weimer, Rossy Sevilla and Shannon Smith.

Cummings Gallery is located in the lobby of the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center. The show is free and open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 814-824-2092.

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