Catalyst: Capstone Exhibit A catalyst can be an event that speeds up a chemical reaction, or it can be a person or thing that sparks change. This exhibit explores how art can be a catalyst for the greater good, whether in helping the environment or positively impacting the lives of children in the classroom.
The small vessels and items of jewelry explore different aspects of the artist's journey as both an artist and future educator. Each object in this body of work is a snapshot of a transformative moment in the artist's life that can be used as an example in the classroom of what it means to persevere when students encounter difficult challenges both in life and in the artistic process.
The sculptural array is a model to engage this question of our role with the environment. The goal is to find a balance between a good, healthy relationship with nature and manipulating the environment for our own personal benefit to meet our needs.
Jen Lammey Jen Lammey is a student at Colorado State University currently pursuing an art education Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a studio concentration in metalsmithing and jewelry making. Her goal as a future art educator is to provide a welcoming classroom where students learn how to express their creativity and build self-confidence.
Christopher Van Dyke Christopher Van Dyke has a sculpture concentration at Colorado State University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He also studies civil engineering and this technical influence can often be seen in his artwork. He has a great appreciation and liking of the outdoors and observing nature which weaves his interests into an artistic commentary.
Exhibit Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – Saturday, December 8, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 2018, 5-8pm