A reception to honor the work of the students will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in the atrium of the Havener Center on the S&T campus. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
Attendees will be invited to cast their vote for “Best of Show” and respond in writing to works pertaining to social commentary. Paintings, drawings, multi-media and sculpture pieces will be on display, representing eight art courses offered on campus.
At 6 p.m. the Renaissance Student Award will be presented. The award, which includes a $1,000 prize, will be presented by S&T’s arts, languages, and philosophy department. A second place award of $500 will also be presented.
The award is named after the term “Renaissance person,” which was originally coined to describe the great philosophers of the Renaissance and Enlightenment eras who were experts in numerous areas that varied drastically in terms of fields. The most common example of a Renaissance person is Leonardo da Vinci, who was a painter, sculptor, musician, mathematician, inventor and writer.
The final four students in contention for the award are Cori Hatley, a senior in civil engineering from Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Emily Hernandez, a senior in electrical engineering from Germantown, Tennessee; Hannah Mills, a senior in mechanical engineering from Cleveland, Missouri; and Joshua Royal, a senior in multidisciplinary studies from Springfield, Missouri.
“Part of the mission of this award is to celebrate the achievements of students who not only excel in their fields, but who have developed themselves in many creative and inventive ways while here at S&T,” says Lucille Myers, assistant teaching professor in arts, languages, and philosophy at Missouri S&T.
The reception is sponsored by the Campus Arts Committee, the arts, languages, and philosophy department, the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business, and the College of Engineering and Computing.
For more information about the show, contact Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-341-4185.