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Carolyn Blasingame Interns With Studio Gang to Create Spelman's Arts and Innovation Center

July 2017

ISpelman Art Major Carolyn Blasingamen August, Spelman College graduate Carolyn Blasingame, C'2017, will begin a six-month internship with Studio Gang, the award-winning architecture and urban design practice based in Chicago and New York who was selected to design the College's new Center for the Arts and Innovation.

The Atlanta native is a visual artist with a concentration in sculpture whose work is primarily researched based. Her sculptural, installation and video work is combined with the use of technology to observe social and environmental concerns as it relates to the fast-paced world in which we live.  "Seeing how the earth is constantly changing around us drives me to make art that helps individuals improve their relationship with the natural world," said Blasingame.

Additionally, the purpose of her work is to provoke further social and environmental awareness and responsibility by providing information and visuals that address the realities of human impact on the natural world.

A two-time recipient of the Anita Atkinson Ragland Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts, Blasingame's work was featured, while she was still a student at Spelman, in numerous shows including The High Museum of Art's sculpture exhibition. She was also one of two students selected to serve on President Mary Schmidt Campbell's Arts@Spelman Steering Committee. The group was responsible for exploring various ways the College can strengthen the study of the arts and create meaningful collaborative opportunities between the arts and other liberal arts disciplines on campus. 

Blasingame, who majored in studio art, is currently taking a gap year to gain valuable experience and explore her graduate school options.