Big things have been happening for the Visual Arts students. Last week was the Opening Reception for the Senior Exit Exhibition. This is an annual exhibition that allows graduating seniors the opportunity to show off their work before they go out into the world. It was wonderful to see what students are able to accomplish after their time at UMBC. There were even awards given, including the College of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences Dean’s Award, the Center for Art Design & Visual Culture Staff Award, and the President’s Selection Award. There was a great turn out of students, family, and friends–as you can see!
If that wasn’t enough, UMBC made the big news!! One of our rising sophomores, Emily Eaglin, was featured on NBC News for her video submission to Campus MovieFest. “Future Children” is now in the running to be screened in Hollywood–it’s neck-and-neck with just one other video! Emily wrote, produced, directed, filmed, edited, and acted in this short film on micro-aggression. Not only for Campus MovieFest, but for Emily’s message, “Future Children” needs to go viral! It has already sparked a nation wide conversation on YouTube and in college classrooms. Check it out for yourself and be sure to show your friends what UMBC students, like Emily, are capable of creating!