Showcase highlights A&A sustainability research, creative projects

sustainability showcase

The College of Arts and Architecture will host a Sustainability Showcase, March 28-April 6 in the Borland Project Space. The showcase will feature sustainability research and creative activity undertaken by faculty, staff and students across the college, presented via traditional research posters, exhibition and performance posters, original artworks and multimedia components. A reception, open to the public, will take place at 3 p.m. on April 5. The Borland Project Space is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

“I am delighted that the annual Sustainability Showcase has resumed after being postponed in 2021,” said Mihyun Kang, director for sustainability in the College of Arts and Architecture and research professor in the Stuckeman School. “The Sustainability Showcase is a platform to recognize and promote sustainability research and creative activity within the college while encouraging collaboration across different disciplines to further advance sustainability initiatives. It is inspiring to see the commitment of our community to address sustainability challenges, and I look forward to seeing the impact of this year's showcase.”

Participants include:

Department of Architecture

Jingshi Zhang, graduate student – poster, “Electrochemical Energy Harvesting in Building Skins”

Ali Ghazvinian, graduate student – poster, “Form - Matter - Performance: Mycelium-based Composites for Architecture”

Department of Art History

Heather McCune Bruhn, assistant teaching professor of art history, with Sarah Townsend, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese – posters from “Why Materials Matter” colloquium

Department of Graphic Design

Huiwon Lim, assistant professor of graphic design, with undergraduate students Sara Meola, Lauren Tarigo and Peyton Harris – poster, “Penn State Spreads Sustainability”

Emily Burns, assistant professor of graphic design, with undergraduate students Shelby Stewart, Zhongwei Ren, Taylor Kuszyk and Clare Connell – poster, “MC2WET”

Emily Burns with undergraduate students Hannah Fitzgerald, Paige Bish, Gabrielle Koehler and Sara Meola – poster, “Sustainable Bellefonte”

Emily Burns with undergraduate students Megan Dale, Joshua Guinn, Lauren Tarigo and Makenna Seidel – poster, “Bellefonte Go Green”

Emily Burns with undergraduate students Kathryn Gross, Gabby Harris, Peyton Harris and Ramir Johnson – poster, “Sustainable State College”

Department of Landscape Architecture

Hong Wu, associate professor of landscape architecture – poster, “Penn State Stormwater Living Lab”

School of Music

Violet Burney, undergraduate student – composition, “Worker of Six Weeks”

Bradley Mikesell, graduate student – composition, “The Words of Trees”

Baljinder Singh Sekhon II, assistant professor of composition – composition, “Two Trees”

School of Theatre

Charlene Gross, assistant professor of costume design – posters from School of Theatre Fashion Archive exhibition in collaboration with the Center for Virtual/Material Studies

School of Visual Arts

Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women’s, gender & sexuality studies, with Richard Kabiito, lecturer, Makerere University, Uganda – poster, “Remix Exquisite Bioethics Transcultural Dialogue”

Rudy Shepherd, professor of art – “Kev, Grey Dazes” series by undergraduate student KO Balogun

Matthew Olson, assistant teaching professor of art and SoVA shop supervisor – poster, “Responsible Craft”

Bonnie Collura, professor of art – poster, “Together Tacit”

Alexis Oltmer-Bergmann, graduate student – poster, “Art as Research: Bridges Between Art & Science”

Office of Digital Learning

Deb Gulick, instructional designer – poster, “A&A Green Paws”

Center for the Performing Arts

Linda Struble, administrative coordinator – poster from “Small Island Big Song” performance

Palmer Museum of Art

Joyce Robinson, assistant director – video, “Community Voices”; exhibition catalogue and other materials from “Global Asias” exhibition, guest-curated by Chang Tan, assistant professor of art history and Asian studies

A&A Marketing and Communications

Marissa Rojas, multimedia specialist – posters from A&A Sustainability events

Schools and Departments: Department of Architecture
Unit Research: Arts and Architecture Research, A&A Sustainability
Architecture Clusters: Sustainability (SUS)