From the colorful to somber, NASAD art exhibit delivers (with video)


Ana Ruth Lugo Mejia

Just one “pop” of color at the recent exhibit on campus.

Ana Ruth Lugo Mejia , Multi-Media Managing Editor

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities. It establishes a set of national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for art and design and art/design-related disciplines, they also provide assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other art/design-related endeavors.

Part of the reaccreditation process is an art exhibit which has taken place since Monday and will end on Friday. The exhibit contains art work from freshman level classes to senior level work, all studio work. Mario S. Kiran, associate professor of art, says that what you see “at the gallery is turi design, drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture”. Art work is chosen by faculty according to Kiran.

According to Professor Kiran the process of reaccreditation is “reviewers come on campus, they meet with faculty, students, administrators, and they meet with the Provost and the president. Reviewers visit classes, visit with instructors and review everything that’s been on the program and then based on that were giving reaccreditation.” They check to make sure they are meeting certain standards and they send a report of what needs to be done, deleted or added, or revised. Reaccreditation is something that occurs every five years. This would be the third accreditation, 2007 being the first. In October the national commission office will meet and they will then decide on the accreditation.

The exhibit will be up until Friday you can visit the Charles A. Sober Visual Arts Studio from 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. VIDEO

Junior and senior exhibition are coming up and it’s something you don’t want to miss. Some of the pieces will be up for sale.

Ana Ruth Lugo Mejia
More of the exhibit.