AMES, Iowa — Projects by 52 Iowa State University students who studied in Italy last fall are on display today through March 31 in the ISU College of Design’s Gallery 181.

Titled “Rome Beneath the Surface: Inspiration from a City of Layers,” the exhibition features work by 19 graphic design, nine integrated studio arts and 24 interior design students who participated in the fall 2016 College of Design Rome Program.

The show includes drawings, paintings, photographs, mixed-media work, scale models, journals, books, posters, and corporate identity and packaging design projects completed during the semester in Italy.

A closing reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, in Gallery 181 and the college’s Lyle E. Lightfoot Forum.

Gallery 181 is located on the first floor of the College of Design building on the west side of the Iowa State campus. Exhibition hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by special arrangement. The gallery will be closed during March 13-17 during the university’s spring break.

Fall 2016 Rome Program courses were taught by Iowa State faculty members Brenda Jones, professor of art and visual culture, and Cheri Ure, senior lecturer in graphic design, along with Rome-based instructors Serafino Amato, photography; Jennifer Griffiths, Linda Nolan and Carole Taddeo, art history; Simone Bove, Jody Patterson and Pia Schneider (resident director of the Rome Program), interior design; and Milena Locatelli and Paola Vecchio, Italian.

Students who studied abroad in Rome and have work in the “Rome Beneath the Surface” exhibition include:

Graphic Design

Maddie Baker
Mary Breuer
Lauren Carter
Dee Casas
Samantha Crawford
Amy Donaghy
Preston Folkestad
Sarah Folkmann
Connor Graf
Holden King
Reed Lechner
Jessica Maher
Lauren McAuliff
Jordan Rastall
Madison Savage
Sara Stevenson
Samantha Taber
Quinn Van Maanen
Jacob White

Integrated Studio Arts

Colton Fuller
Holly Hazelton
Elizabeth Krabbe
Jordan Luckow
Nicholas Martinez
Shelby Maxwell
Analisa Percuoco
Claire Smith
Paige Stanton

Interior Design

Emily Appelgate
Xiomar Banks
Courtney Bargman
Kara Beadleston
Riley Benjamin-Koursh
Elizabeth Bixenman
Grace Dobbins
Stevi Eggers
Cyrena Golden-Poole
Abigail Hinchley
Kristian Kennedy
Emily Larson
Maria Lombardi
Kelsie Mapes
Emma Martin
Jackie Montour
Austin Olesen
Hannah Peterson
Collin Powell
Tanya Rome
Caitlyn Swenson
Kayley Tuchek
Hanna West
Emily Young


Brenda Jones, Art and Visual Culture, eppright@iastate.edu
Cheri Ure, Graphic Design, deak@iastate.edu
Heather Sauer, Design Communications, (515) 294-9289, hsauer@iastate.edu