April 12 – May 25, 2014
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: Noon - 6:00 p.m.
April 12, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Gallery & Events Are Free & Open To The Public.
Kelsey Cassidy is a 22–year–old graphic designer from Savage, MN. She will graduate from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN in the spring of 2014 majoring in Studio Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and a minor in Business Administration. Cassidy is currently a graphic designer for the Student Center Activities Office at St. Catherine University and a design intern at CKC Marketing. She is also Lead Designer for Ariston, a student art and literary publication, and has work published in the 2014 edition of Ariston.
When not fulfilling her graphic design duties, she likes drawing and exploring the world through her camera lens. Her art tends to focus on the themes of sports, traveling, and animals.
Sharita Dickerson was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 3, 1990. When she was a year old, her family moved to East Saint Paul in Minnesota, where she spent her formative years. As a young child, Sharita Dickerson showed interest in art partially due to the effect of a childhood speech impediment. When she was 13 years old her family moved to North Minneapolis. In June 2009, she graduated from Patrick High School and then attended Saint Catherine University where she explored many majors, but finally settled on Studio Art. Since becoming a studio major, Sharita Dickerson has been a member of the Artists’ Coalition, a student–run club focusing on art-related field trips, projects and ideas for the Saint Catherine community. She has also contributed to Ariston, the student–run art and literary magazine, both through her published works in the 2013 and 2014 editions as well as through serving on the magazine staff including jurying submissions, participating on the design team and in 2014, serving as the Exhibit Coordinator. Dickerson has been the recipient of awards and grants including the award of developing a creative work through the St. Kate’s Violence Prevention Collective, on the issue of domestic violence. The work entitled Where have the Children Gone was displayed on the St. Kate’s Minneapolis and Saint Paul campuses from March 10 – 21, 2014. Ms. Dickerson was awarded the Starseed foundation for registration, lodging and airfare to assist Associate Sculpture Professor Tamsie Ringler with her sculptural project for 7th International Conference on Contemporary Iron Cast in Latvia in June 2014.
Daughter of two musicians, Anna Dupre has always been exposed to the creatively inclined. After studying fine art at St. Catherine University in her hometown of St. Paul Minnesota, she gained a BA in Studio Art with a focus in sculpture and painting. Dupre studied abroad in Europe in her junior year of college, drawing inspiration from the works she had the privilege of viewing in France and Germany. As an honors student, she presented her first solo gallery to showcase her senior project Visualizing the Emotional Impact of Type 1 Diabetes through Art.
Dupre’s work has been featured in the St. Catherine University art publication, Ariston for the last three years in a row. Her work has also been featured on billboards and the sides of buses through Mall of America’s More Ways to be You Swatch Watch design contest. Creating advertisements and posters are a primary focus for her as the publicity assistant for the Department of Music and Theater at St. Catherine University.
Anna Dupre’s true passion lies in color–saturated paintings and creating sculptures out of found objects. Combining sculpture and painting to achieve a single piece is an important concept in her body of work. The theme of chronic illness and the unfortunate state of being bodily are elements within Dupre’s current work.
She currently lives in St. Paul, utilizing her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Catherine University.
Sarah Anne Kiczula
Sarah Anne Kiczula was born and raised in the river town of, Red Wing, Minnesota. In May 2014 she will be graduating from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota in Studio Art, with a double emphasis in Graphic Design and Photography and an Art History minor. Currently Kiczula is working on the 2014 Design Team for St. Catherine University’s student literary and visual journal, Ariston. Her own work is being featured in Ariston’s 2014 exhibition and publication. Sarah Anne Kiczula was featured in the ACTC Film Festival in St. Paul, Minnesota at the St. Anthony Main Theatre in November 2013 with her work "St. Catherine Experience: The Artist" and she was the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Peter Lupori Scholarship awarded to a studio art student at St. Catherine University. When she is not attending the graphic design needs of clients, you can find her taking photos of friends, family, and the places she loves.
Meghan Kotz grew up in and around the Twin Cities. She has worked professionally as a photographer and videographer for St. Catherine University, and her work has been published on the University’s webpage. As a part of a scholars program, she was chosen to collaborate with St. Kate’s faculty to use her artistic and technical background in video to help develop a series of videos for the University’s marketing department. Kotz has won praise in the ACTC film festival for her video work, and has received multiple scholarships based on her academic and artistic strengths, such as the Dale and Mary Mernak Memorial scholarship and the Mary Ladner Salek Arts Scholarship. In the summer of 2013 she attended the Women’s Art Institute, which greatly influenced the direction of her work. She works primarily with photography but experiments and mixes other mediums as well. Currently her work is an exploration surrounding character and identity, using figures and constructing narratives about character.
Jorden Renee Priebe
Jorden Priebe was born and raised in Indianola, Iowa. Growing up her interest in photography emerged when she received her first camera at a young age. Initially coming to St. Kate’s in pursuit of a different degree, Priebe re–discovered photography in a new light her sophomore year. Declaring a Studio Art major with an emphasis in Photography, Priebe became fully immersed in art courses at St. Catherine University, including participating in the Women’s Art Institute in 2013.
Born in the North Fork Valley of Colorado, Hilary Stein has been grounded in the study and practice of art for the majority of her life. She has worked professionally in the field of photography and photojournalism during her undergraduate education at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota within the University’s Marketing and Communications department and through interning with the local publication of City Pages, Minneapolis. Additionally she has been involved in video production for the office of Community Work and Learning as well as web development for the English department. She plans to earn her Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Studio Arts and French in May of 2014 from St. Catherine University.
Her identity as an artist is constantly evolving though she consistently follows her desire to describe and to document the world around her. She is propelled by the communicative ability of photography and the uniquely poignant quality of visual storytelling. In painting and drawing she is interested in the natural and delicate act of describing; in the divine transcription of experience to paper. She was profoundly influenced by her time studying at the Marchutz School of Fine Arts in Aix–en–Provence, France in the fall of 2012 and has recently been accepted as an Alumni Fellow there for the academic year of 2014–15.