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STLCC-Florissant Valley Hosts Portfolio Day

Larry Lee, art history, theory and criticism lecturer with the School of the Art Institute Chicago, critiques the work of Alana Givens, an alumna who earned a scholarship and now attends the Kansas City Art Institute.

The Art department at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley hosted its 23rd annual Portfolio Day Oct. 29.

Nineteen art schools from across the country visited the campus to recruit Florissant Valley students and gave presentations. Participating upper-level students showcased their work in exhibit areas throughout the Humanities building.

“Our program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, so we are able to draw representatives from prestigious art schools from across the country who come specifically to recruit our students,” said Julia Jenner, associate professor of graphic communications. “Portfolio Day is a great opportunity for our general fine art, graphic design and photography students to showcase their work, learn about transfer programs and various careers that are available in the arts.”

Participating institutions included the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Fontbonne University, Kansas City Art Institute, Kendall College of Art and Design, Maine College of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale’s School of Mass Communications, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Webster University’s School of Communications and Webster University’s Department of Art, Design and Art History.