At Saint Louis University, studio art is often highlighted in a student gallery.
Due to COVID-19, some studio art courses at Saint Louis University are online, some are in person, and some are a hybrid. Safety is foremost, so we're finding innovative ways to maintain a sense of community.
While students can't gather in groups in a physical space, they can still see artwork digitally. Each year, the McNamee Gallery features an exhibition of Studio Art faculty and staff. This show gives our students the opportunity to see that our faculty are not only outstanding instructors but excellent practicing artists. Please take a look and enjoy the 2021 Faculty Exhibition.
The James D. Collins Outstanding Senior of 2021 is studio art major Madeline Youngman. A talented and accomplished painter, Youngman is single-handedly responsible for the creation and administration of an arts-based component of the Overground Railroad. Youngman engaged a group of her peers and began a relationship with the students, staff and administration of a St. Louis public school to incorporate arts into the program, which had previously focused solely on literacy. Youngman applied for and was awarded a Saint Louis University Investigative Learning Experience (ILEX) grant to implement this art component. Youngman graduated in December 2020 and is now working with infants and toddlers on the autism spectrum as a Registered Behavior Technician.