AMES, Iowa — “Here and There,” an exhibition of work by 38 Iowa State University students who studied in Italy last fall, will be displayed Feb. 26 through March 23 in the College of Design’s Gallery 181.

The show will feature projects by graphic design, integrated studio arts and interior design students who participated in the fall 2017 College of Design Rome Program. It will include drawings, paintings, photographs, mixed-media work, scale models, journals, books, posters and corporate identity and packaging projects completed during the semester in Italy.

Also highlighted will be models and a video the students created for their “Joyful Uncertainty” installation at the Venice Art Biennale last October.

Gallery hours and reception

A closing reception will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, in Gallery 181 and the College of Design’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 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by special arrangement. The gallery will be closed during spring break, March 12-16.

Rome faculty

Fall 2017 Rome Program courses were taught by Iowa State faculty members Brenda Jones, University Professor of art and visual culture, and Cheri Ure, senior lecturer in graphic design, with Rome-based instructors Serafino Amato, photography; Linda Nolan and Carole Taddeo, art history; Simone Bove, Claudia Campone and Pia Schneider (resident director of the Rome Program), interior design; and Simona Albergoni and Claudia Cremasco, Italian.

They were joined by Stacey Holloway, assistant professor of sculpture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and three of her students — Mary Kalusche, Amanda Morgado and Emily Stroud — for the Biennale Sessions.

Student participants

Iowa State students who studied abroad in Rome and have work in the “Here and There” exhibition include:

Graphic Design

Laura Badger
Kaitlin Brake
Danielle Briggs
Susan Cattle
Lindsey Etzkorn
Haylee Green
Cristera Ingabhire
Hannah Jonasson
Megan Kilgore
Mariah Koster
Brooke Kunkel
Marcus McVey
Nicolas Merutka
Caleb Morningstar
Emma Pagano
Hannah Rush
Carly Sorgenfrey
Jessica Ubben
Elizabeth Van Mersbergen
Chloe Zahrt

Integrated Studio Arts

Jordan Richter

Interior Design

Caylee Balcerzak
Alexa Brown
Hayden Cole
Abigail Cummings
Sarah Dorval
Haley Eckenrod
Austin Evans
Monet Hall
Amanda Johnson
Olivia Klocke
Marissa Knapp
Paige Panek
Claire Pickford
Charlotte Porter
Michael Schell
Alice Smith
Sarah York


Brenda Jones, Art and Visual Culture, (515) 294-7641, eppright@iastate.edu
Cheri Ure, Graphic Design, (515) 294-0679, deak@iastate.edu
General inquiries: romeprog@gmail.com
Heather Sauer, Design Communications, (515) 294-9289, hsauer@iastate.edu