Walsh Unveils First Permanent Art Installation on Campus "All Roads Lead to Walsh"
What's New, 2012-11-28
Walsh University unveiled the first in a series of community art projects on campus designed and directed by Adjunct Professor of Art, Diane Belfiglio, during a special ceremony on Wednesday, November 28. The ceremony celebrating the permanent installation of "All Roads Lead to Walsh" in the David Center included remarks by Walsh President Richard Jusseaume, Coordinator of Student Activities and Commuter Student Services, Bernadette Strausbaugh, and Professor Belfiglio.
President Jusseaume envisioned the first of these community art projects to focus on commuter students. "The commuter project All Roads Lead to Walsh, is truly historic because it is the first permanent art installation on Walsh University's campus," Belfiglio said. "What makes it even more exciting is that it was done in pieces as a community, proving that there's nothing we can't do when we work together."
All Roads Lead to Walsh is the first in a series of community art projects intended to make the art-making process accessible to all students, everywhere, on campus. Professor Belfiglio created the initial concept, design, and color system for this piece. She then directed Walsh commuter students as they worked together painting, gluing, assembling and signing each individual mini-canvas.
"We had a lot of fun working on the project," said Walsh junior Emily Rogers. "As a commuter student, it's sometimes difficult to find opportunities to get involved on campus. Through this project, we are now a permanent part of the campus."
Students participated in the mosaic style installation at whatever level they were willing. In doing so, they became a part of a creation which is bigger than what anyone could accomplish individually.
"Every participant became an integral part of the whole, and every person who interacts with this piece will also become a part of that whole," said Belfiglio. "And so it is in the spirit of cooperation and community that we can indeed attest: All Roads Lead to Walsh."