News & Publications

Students Present Spiritus Art Show

November 8, 2010

In the spirit of remembrance, Lasell students have opened a new art exhibit that honors the spirit of influential individuals who continue to have creative impact, long after their deaths.

Three graphic design classes were involved in portraying this message in an exhibit called Spiritus, which opened on November 4th in the Wedeman Gallery at the Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center.

"The class[es] did splendidly. They learned a new technique and did their best drawings. They are wowing the crowds," said Stephen Fischer, Drawing for Graphic Design professor.

The Learning to be Creative class, a first-year seminar taught by Professor Margo Lemieux, submitted artwork with the theme Luminaria, a Mexican tradition where paper bags are illuminated with a light source, such as a candle. The class created luminaria with a paper batik process, using the faces of people who have passed.

According to Lemieux, many students in her class were nervous about creating artwork and drawing, but surprised themselves in the end.

"I have never taken a drawing class before, it was difficult," said first-year student Jenna Poist, a Communications- Public Relations major. She created a piece of art showing Audrey Hepburn for the Learning to be Creative class.

After the art show, those attending the opening heard Rev. Dr. Thomas Sullivan, Director of the Center for Spiritual Life, discuss the meaning of Spiritus. He also led the group in prayer.

Later, participants were asked to say the name of someone who passed before a performance by gospel vocal group Confirmation, led by David Coleman.

In keeping with the theme of the event, Coleman said, "We are not human beings with spiritual experiences, but we are spiritual human beings with experiences. "



Make a Comment


Faculty Profile

Lizbeth H. Piel, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of HistoryPrior to teaching at Lasell, Lizabeth Halliday Piel taught at University of Hawaii at Manoa.  

News Highlight

Lasell Alum Honored with National Educator Award  Friday, October 10, 2014Medford, Mass. fifth grade teacher and Lasell undergraduate alum Anthony Petrelis ’05 has been honored as the only educator in Massachusetts to receive the 2014 national Milken Educator Award.

Featured Event

Colored Girls Hustle  Wednesday, October 29, 2014Yamawaki Auditorium