Student artists from Clemson University show off at the Blackstream International Real Estate art gallery

Dated: October 3 2019

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Clemson senior-year student artists, pursuing degrees in engineering, will showcase their creativity in a variety of methods during the First Friday Gallery Crawls sponsored by the Metropolitan Arts Council on Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6 at the Blackstream International gallery located 103 N. Main St. Greenville. Events are planned for the gallery crawls, including speed painting.

Art on display includes oil on canvas, marker, mixed media and acrylic. A sculpture will exhibit kinetic energy in motion. Each artist also is an active member of the Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries student group. The organization is a humanitarian engineering organization working in Haiti.

The artists:

Katie Mruz is a Greenville, SC-based artist currently a senior mechanical engineering student at Clemson University. She is a nationally awarded artist, winning the Congressional Art Competition for the 4th district of South Carolina in 2014 and 2015. Her pieces "Cup of Joe" and "Saturday Pancakes" each hung in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for their respective winning years. Katie also co-illustrated a children's book for the non-profit Set Free Alliance titled "Raja and the Rock Relay Rescue." Additionally, Katie is passionate about bringing awareness to the global water crisis and communicates the impact clean water can have on the developing world through her art.

Madi Stiglich, originally from Minnesota, is a senior studying bioengineering at Clemson University. She enjoys utilizing art and poetry to express both universal and unique human experiences. She hopes to spark others to think a little deeper about the people sitting next to them in class and the people walking on the other side of the globe.

Kinetic Sculpture Creative Inquiry combines the intricacy of engineering with the creativity of art. Students in the design team incorporate engineering energy principles to create captivating moving sculptures. The project is a feature of the living-learning community Residence in Science & Engineering (RiSE). This kinetic sculpture is adapted from Clayton Boyer's original design to form unique geometric patterns from a spring. Every year the team's sculptures are featured in the Clemson STEAM Exhibit at Artisphere.

Jessica Dooley is a senior biosystem engineering major with a focus in bioprocessing. She is currently Project Management Director for Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (CEDC). Through the work she has done with CEDC and her brief time spent in Haiti, she has developed a love for the country and it's culture which is reflected in her art.

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