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ASI Student Art Exhibition

In Fall 2019, students submitted original pieces of art that they felt represented one of the eight dimensions of wellness. Selected art pieces are now displayed on the wall adjacent to the USU's 3rd floor bridge.

With all that's happened in the last few weeks due to impact of COVID-19, we wanted to still recognize and highlight these student artists and their art pieces. Thank you for your patience and forgiveness in light of these unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances. See the art here.

Meet the Artists

She and Her | Addalee Lyon | ENVIRONMENTAL

Animals and humans are not so different and we can come together to make a better tomorrow and today. We each inhabit the earth for a designated reason and we can grow together to find out why.

Call to Nature | Alanna Butler | ENVIRONMENTAL

Each year we trash are planet with man-made toxins. This artwork is about going back to nature and taking care of are earth and  Going outside to experience the world in its natural form.

PERSPECTIVE | CHERI BAILEY |  ENVIRONMENTAL

Our individual stance depends upon the attitude we take towards acceptance of everyone's right to their own point of view.

DESTINY | CHERI BAILEY | SPIRITUAL

We don't have control over the life we are born into but we can change the direction of our path by taking responsibility for our own life.

PERSERVERE CHERI BAILEY | ENVIRONMENTAL

If nature can, so can we.

CURIOSITY AND THE CAT | CHERI BAILEY | INTELLECTUAL

To be inquisitive is the desire to know or learn something. We all need this component to be successful in our endeavors.

BLUE STAR | DANI FLOWERS | EMOTIONAL

An acrylic self-portrait that holds a story of trauma and healing. I titled this portrait "Blue Star", a term used for the birth of a star, the stage where a star is at it's most luminous. This term was the closest way that I could describe the person I am becoming and have reclaimed.

UNTITLED (SELF PORTAIT) | EMILY RUGGIERI | EMOTIONAL

This self portrait allows the viewer to question what kinds of masks they wear in their daily life. Are we presenting who we are on the inside? Is it detrimental to keep up the facade?

PLASTIC POLLUTION | HUNTER BOWEN | ENVIRONMENTAL

Seeing this bottle laying in the grass against a storage container (which nobody knows why that is there) in the middle of a nature preserve was strange. We’re not supposed to leave trash in our preserves.  This moment was a big reminder of “packet in and pack it out” people!

HIKING ART | HUNTER BOWEN | SPIRITUAL

This trail is very difficult and loops around so much. No one seems to know how these old cars got up there.These cars being dumped there is not always a great thing. Although It’s fun for us and interesting to photograph!

BEST FRIEND | HUNTER BOWEN | SPIRITUAL

This girl right here represents spiritual  happiness. Meet Pixie! She has been a part of our lives for five years. She brings happiness to sad days and is so enthusiastic about new activities and adventures. She is pure joy and love and is loved by many. She is a special girl! 

YOUNG SUNSETS | JAKE NORTHINGTON | SPIRITUAL

This photo exemplifies the natural beauty in every Black woman walking the planet.  You are all powerful, intelligent and beautiful.  

SKATE AND MAKE PEACE | JUSTIN ACALA | SOCIAL

From skateparks to "no skating" zones like this, and so on, skateboarding develops a sense of belonging through the friendships and connections made in the skate community. Its culture gives us skaters a well-developed support system, allowing us to express our individuality and creative abilities. "Skate and Make Peace" - Bart

SWEET SOCIAL WELLNESS | LESLIE VASQUEZ | SOCIAL

Inspired by the candy Sour Patch Kids, each sour patch kid is a different color with different personalities like students here at CSUSM. Building relationships and friendships can be sour but then turn sweet just like candy.

GENTLE STRENGTH | RACHELE JACOBS | SPIRITUAL

My art piece represents balance with the overall colors and symmetry of the image.  The sunset serves as a day ending, but a new beginning. The panda is representative of having a gentle appearance but is very strong and determined.   

MOMENT | RANDALL GARCIA | EMOTIONAL + ENVIRONMENTAL

This is a recreation of an intimate moment in the lives of two ordinarily extraordinary individuals. These moments usually pass without a second thought, but grow into cherished memories through the flow of time. Here we see nothing except for the moment, like a memory; we only remember the important parts.

HOPE | SARA TUFEKCI | SOCIAL + EMOTIONAL

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” ― Paulo Coelho. We should always strive for a better change and opportunity in our life. The colors all represent hope and love.

BREAKING HEARTS | SARA TUFECKI | SPIRITUAL + EMOTIONAL

What happens when two hearts fall apart from each other?

THE POWER OF CHANGE & LEAERSHIP | SARA TUFEKCI | SOCIAL + EMOTIONAL

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"(Vincent Van Gogh).

LIFE IN ENSŌ | SHANA MEDEL | EMOTIONAL + SPIRITUAL 

Zen Buddhism has a sacred symbol called the Ensō circle, which means 'circle of togetherness', which is created by using one stroke of the paint brush. This symbolizes the acceptance of the innermost self. Through these circles, I have learned to let go of perfection and make art the way that makes me happy.

SUB UMBRA FLOREO | TYREIK PERRERA | SOCIAL + SPIRITUAL

“Sub Umbra Floreo” Belize’s National Motto, means “Under the Shade I Flourish”. My artwork is to tribute my Belizean culture and a representation of a quote from Emiliano Zapata. “¡Prefiero morir de pie que vivir siempre arrodillado!, meaning “I'd prefer to die standing, than to live always on my knees”.