|Molly Burhans, Stephen McCloskey, Heather Remchuk, Hannah Olek, Alexis Smith, Amber Walraven
||Michael Tunney, S.J.
||Figure Drawing Class Show
||Students from FAS 222SL Figure Drawing will exhibit works from the Spring 2014 semester. Self-portrait drawings, contour line drawings and studies of models drawn from life will comprise the show.
|Miranda Allen, Angelo Caruso, Victoria Clafin, Dylan Conroy, Katrina Cosgrove, Angela Feeney, Julia Green, Joseph Krajewski, Anthony Kroese, Sarah Maurer, Leah McDonald, Marissa Verdi
||The Culture of Campania as a Model for Whole Mind and Body Living
||One need only to browse through aisles in any high-end supermarket to understand the dynamics of the way in which Americans eat and treat food has dramatically shifted. There is a growing momentum toward food that is produced locally and in a manner that is consistent with an overall focus on the health and well being of the individual. Organic, once an exotic product label, has become commonplace. Yet, in the South of Italy, locals have been following the “back to nature” lifestyle completely unaware of the fact that in the West it has become a trend. The economy of Southern Italy is based on agriculture, allowed for by the ideal Mediterranean climate, proximity to the sea, fertile soil enriched by volcanic sediment, plentiful rainfall during half of the year, abundant spring waters, enabling lush vegetation to be present year round, and for four distinct crop seasons. This makes the region Campania ideal for sustainable systems of growing food, collecting food or foraging, and transforming organic waste to nourish the earth instead of harming it, allowing for a quality of life that is timeless, wholesome, and mindful. During a ten day trip students in the FAS 142 Travel Photography class we will study this culture through photography and meet the people who embody these old traditions: farmers, foragers, fisherman, winemakers, craftsmen, cheese makers, cooks, beekeepers, musicians and artists. In doing so they also will be challenged to deepen their awareness of the diversity of life in the world that surrounds them and by extension grow in self-understanding in order to develop more fully as a whole person as expressed in the in the Jesuit philosophy of education.