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Spring 2023 Semester Concludes with Creative Celebrations

by Isaiah Voss

With the academic year coming to an end, SLU-Madrid showcases its fine arts and community talents.

Faculty, staff and students browsed SLU-Madrid's more creative side at the Student Art Exhibition. Design, painting and drawing classes’ projects complemented live music.

Three students play violins while two students play flutes in the background.

The Student Art Exhibition included a final performance by SLU-Madrid musicians. Photo by Ángel García.

Student paintings decked the staircases of San Ignacio Hall making for a colorful break between classes. The Convivium Club members' creative works were displayed in the Padre Arrupe Patio. The club is an outlet for student novelists, writers and poets. 

The Spanish Department announced the winners of this year's San Ignacio de Loyola Creative Writing Contest. In first place, Rocío de la Rosa for her Rocío, envíame tu "PIN" and in second place, Matthew Wilcox. Both are sophomores at SLU-Madrid. 

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts brought traditional Spanish dance to the international stage at their final performance. Both permanent and visiting students showed off the moves they learned in Latin dance and flamenco classes. A choir and music show was held as well. 

These shows also mark the grand finale for many visiting and permanent students. 

"I knew when I first started at SLU that I would take as many dance classes as possible, and then I found out about the performing arts minor," said SLU-Madrid sophomore Lara Mitchell Guirao. "Being able to practice my passion here in Madrid and be involved in the arts at SLU makes it feel like home." 

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