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Jordan Snow at work on his sculptures

The Unforgiving Work of Surprise

Jordan Snow BFA ’22 doesn’t think before chiseling. And he doesn’t dwell on the results. “That surprise is what I am looking for,” he says. “If I do knock something off, or if I do get frustrated with the stone and take my hammer to the head of a dude and it turns into something else, my work, it kind of lends itself to that.” Snow direct carves marble and his pieces can have a rough, even unfinished effect. “Catching the movement is almost more important to me than having a so-called academic finished project,” Snow explains. “I do reject the idea that something has to be polished to be finished.”

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Victoria Johnson and Bailey Rigby Display

Photography Students Open Back-To-Back Exhibitions at USU Projects Gallery

Back-to-back exhibitions of photographic works by Utah State University seniors Victoria Johnson and Bailey Rigby will be on display at USU’s Projects Gallery Feb. 20-24 and Feb. 27 to March 3. The exhibitions will showcase recent visual research and works-in-progress as the two seniors prepare for their Bachelor of Fine Arts capstone exhibition scheduled later this spring.

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visitors to the Paper and Clay exhibit

USU Hosts 6th Annual Paper & Clay Show

On the second floor of the Daryl Chase Fine Arts Center, in the Tippetts and Eccles Galleries, 54 contemporary printmaking and ceramic works are on display from art students across the nation. The exhibition, which opened in January and closes Feb. 24, is free and open to the public.

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Taravat Talepasand

Multidisciplinary Artist Taravat Talepasand Joins Communitas Lecture Series at USU

Artist, activist and educator Taravat Talepasand is artist-in-residence at USU’s Caine College of the Arts (CCA) Feb. 9 and 10. She will deliver a lecture as part of the Communitas Lecture Series at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Daines Concert Hall.

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Sarah Winston

Photographer Sara J. Winston to Speak as Part of Communitas Series in Caine College of the Arts

Sara J. Winston, an artist based in Hudson Valley, New York, and the photography program coordinator at Bard College. In her lecture, Winston will discuss how she uses photographs and bookmaking to address chronic illness and its impact on her body, mind, family and memory.

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One of the guerilla girls

Hook Them With Humor

Established in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls are anonymous artist activists who, according to their mission statement, “use disruptive headlines, outrageous visuals and killer statistics to expose gender and ethnic bias and corruption in art, film, politics and pop culture.”

Each member claims anonymity and goes by a pseudonym of a dead female artist. The group believes in “an intersectional feminism that fights for human rights for all people.”

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interior architecture design students

USU Interior Architecture & Design is currently ranked 8th in the top 20 Interior Design Schools

A career in interior design can be a fruitful one. Fulfilling those goals, however, will mean getting an education that can make that happen. Among the many considerations that should be considered when choosing a school for interior design, two are among the most important. One of those factors, tuition, is essentially universal for nearly everyone. Another important factor is the graduation rate because accomplishing those goals begins with finishing your degree. You can learn more at