Art is an Essential Part of the Human Experience: How Art Education Shapes Community Health

Visual art reaches beyond written and spoken language to access the emotional and psychological inner world of both the maker and the viewer. By creating this dialogue, there is a place to experience the richness and nuance of one’s inner life, foster emotional intelligence, and support mental health.

Congratulations to Claire Chien and Patrick Fahey for the publication of a co-authored chapter on BRAINY!

Congratulations to Claire Chien and Patrick Fahey, whose co-authored chapter, “Bringing Arts Integration to Youth (BRAINY) at Colorado State University” just published in the edited volume Engaging Communities Through Civic Engagement in Art Museum Education.

Congratulations to our First Generation Spotlight award recipient, Alanis Hernandez!

Congratulations to our First Generation Spotlight award recipient, Alanis Hernandez! . Of her work she says “My work mostly centers around my identity and cultural heritage, specifically about what it means to be a first generation Latina living in the United States. Because of this my family has become one of my biggest inspirations. So […]

CSU art students create medals in the shape of hands for health-care workers

Undergraduate and graduate art students majoring in metalsmithing and jewelry at Colorado State University recently participated in the Hand Medal Project, a global outreach effort to give medals in the shape of a hand to the health-care professionals and social workers who have put themselves at risk while caring for others during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Graduate Students Complete Mural at CSU Spur Campus During CRUSH Walls Event

A group of graduate student artists from Colorado State University successfully completed its mural on a building that will adjoin the future CSU Spur campus as part of CRUSH Walls, a Denver street art festival held Sept. 14-20.

As part of a partnership with the CSU System, eight students in CSU’s Department of Art and Art History painted images of Colorado’s official state fish, bird and flower on a building that will be renovated and eventually attached to the water building at the CSU Spur campus, expected to be complete in 2022. CSU Spur is located within the boundaries of the Denver’s River North (RiNo) Arts District, where the CRUSH Walls event spanned 30 blocks and featured 40 murals made by about 100 artists.