The School of Creative Arts (SOCA) at the University of Saint Francis is a creative, collaborative learning environment that provides a personalized education. Accredited by the prestigious National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), SOCA is dedicated to helping you express your talents and achieve your career goals in the visual arts, communication, dance, music, music technology and theatre.
You will work alongside faculty members in a collaborative and progressive creative environment, supported by state-of-the-art facilities. By actively exhibiting and performing your work and attending and presenting at national conferences, you will gain hands-on experience in your field of choice.
Opening Presidential Gala Reception: Saturday, September 10, 6-9pm
Thomas Hilty is a professor emeritus of Bowling Green State University and emeritus trustee of Studio Art Centers International – Florence, Italy. He is well known for his abstract figurative works in pastel and mixed media. Over the past four years, he has adapted his aesthetic focus to the contemporary landscape and untouched wilderness, working in black and white with the expressive and inventive application of graphite. Hilty will also deliver a lecture about his work, October 5, 7:30 p.m., in the USF North Campus auditorium, 2702 Spring Street. This lecture will be free and open to the public. Tamara Monk, an oil painter, focuses on the luminous qualities of water and its relationship to the wooded environments of the Upper Peninsula and northwest Ohio, exploring the transcendent in nature. This exhibition will showcase both artists’ unique interpretations of the natural world. Exhibit runs September 10 – October 9.