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The Art Collective | The Birdsell Project

The Art Collective

 This exhibition was done as part of our Film Photography experience at the University of Notre Dame. The nine students in the class range in experience, but they have had at least one other course in photography. There are five Design majors, two Art Studio majors and two students outside the Art Department. One of these students is considering the Minor in Art Studio the other has personal interest in the studio arts and has taken many classes in the Department of Art, Art History and Design. This class satisfies the Art Studio elective and the University’s Fine Art requirement.

The class made several trips to the Birdsell Mansion. Some students used the mansion as their subject for their photographs. Others focused on ideas of displacement, loss or even the history of the Birdsell family.

The students’ artwork was produced on a small scale. Then with the aid of a Beyond the Classroom Grant from the Office for Undergraduate Studies we were able to purchase fabric and digitally print our images utilizing the Center for Creative Computing’s Digital Print Studio

This has truly been a collaborative experience. For those who have never been part of an exhibition, it requires great effort, planning, commitment, and follow through and in the end there is great gratification.

-Professor Martina Lopez

The class would like to thank the following individuals:

James Bellucci, Jayson Bimber, Liam Cawley, Dean Jacobson, Nilani Stolz, Myles Robertson, Keith Loh.

Christine Anspach

Adam Goins

Mary Haley

Martina Lopez

Annaleigh McDonald

Aislinn Murphy

Emma Reaney

Madeline Renezeder

Sara Shoemake

Brooke Turrell