Kristen Canda grew up in Cleveland Ohio, and received her BFA in 2017 from Ohio Wesleyan University, where she concentrated and drawing, painting, and ceramics. In this Spotlight, she talks about drawing inspiration from childhood and bringing attention to everyday domestic objects through vibrant, vivid color.
Once a WSU interior design major, Shelley Brinkley returned to our department in 2020 to complete her BA in Art History with a Minor in Art. In this Spotlight, she talks about her recent curatorial work entitled "Cultivating Identity", her love of art history, and her dream of becoming an art administrator.
Assistant Professor Jessika Edgar is the Area Coordinator of Ceramics. She joined the Art Department faculty in Fall 2018. In this Spotlight, she talks about her passion for guiding students to find their own creative voices, building a mindfulness practice to help inspire new work, and staying creative during COVID.
Daynah Grant is all about standing out and standing for something, fusing her passions for Cosplay, alternative fashion, and social causes through her design projects at WSU. In this Spotlight, she talks about how she got started, what inspires her, and looking forward to her future career as a professional designer.
Model D's article “Designers, nonprofits and entrepreneurs work to make Detroit a fashion hub” highlights Department of Art/Art History faculty member Roslyn Karamoko and her local retail shop, Détroit is the New Black, as well as alumna Kelsey Tucker and her recently launched brand Deviate Fashion.