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CFA Students Shine at First-Ever Dean’s Showcase

Published December 30, 2017

On Friday, November 17, 2017 the College of Fine Arts hosted its first annual Dean’s Showcase of Student Achievement at the Augustus B Turnbull Conference Center. Twelve outstanding students, both graduate and undergraduate, presented on a wide-range of topics to an audience of over 100 students, faculty, alumni and friends.

This event was held on Homecoming Weekend with the purpose of bringing together the greater FSU community to witness the breadth of interesting projects on which high-achieving students in the College of Fine Arts are working. Each department – Art, Art Education, Art History, Dance, Interior Architecture & Design, and Theatre – selected two students to present their work. Given in a variety of formats, which included lectures, performances, and posters, the twelve presentations were divided into two sessions. Following each session, audience members were invited to meet individually with the students to ask questions.

This interdisciplinary program was enlightening for all who attended. Impressed not only by the extraordinary quality of the work, attendees enjoyed learning out what students in other departments were doing with and discovering common themes across disciplines. With such success, we are already looking forward to our 2nd Annual Dean’s Showcase of Student Achievement, which will be held during Homecoming 2018.

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Emily Thames and Chase Van Tilburg at the CFA Dean’s Showcase, November 2017

The College of Fine Arts would like to send its heartfelt congratulations to the 2017 Dean’s Showcase of Student Achievement Participants:

Department of Art
Kasey Grace, BFA Spring 2019: Vulnerable Objects
Lisa Co, MFA Spring 2018: From a Distance You Look Nothing Like A Friend

Department of Art Education
Danielle Henn, PhD Spring 2019: Porch Culture in Havana, Florida
Angela Quintero, MS Fall 2018: Working with Migrant Populations

Department of Art History
Chase Van Tilburg, BA Fall 2018: The 3D Digitization and Modeling of the John House Stereograph Collection & its Effect on the Museum Visitor Experience and Cultural Heritage Preservation
Emily Thames, PhD Fall 2018: Enlightenment, Reform, and Identity in Late Eighteenth-Century Puerto Rico: The Art of Jose Campeche (1751–1809)

School of Dance
Stephanie Rivas, BFA/MA Spring 2017: Developing a Targeted Conditioning Program to Manage the Demands of a Choreographic Work
Ashley Pierre-Louis: BFA Spring 2019: Re-self

Department of Interior Architecture & Design
Jordan Dobrow, MS Spring 2018: Aurora Boutique Hotel
Sarah Smith, BS Spring 2018: Union Horse Distilling Co. Corporate Headquarters Design

School of Theatre
Cristian Mercado, BA Spring 2018: From My Grandfather’s Hands: The Play of Puerto Rican Nationalism
Anna Trinci, BFA 2018: The Threepenny Opera

See the CFA Dean’s Showcase article for a full gallery of images from this lively event!

Dean Scott Shamp and some of the participants in the first annual CFA Showcase