Manor Holds First Ever Art Show at Basilian Spirituality Center

Manor College held its first ever Art Show on Oct. 24. The event, which was hosted by the Basilian Spirituality Center and organized by Student Engagement, featured submitted artwork from students, staff and faculty that followed the theme, “You Belong Here.” Submissions included paintings, photographs, a book, digital art, textiles, and more.

“My vision for the Basilian Spirituality Center is that it be a hub of student activity for both Manor College and Saint Basil Academy. My predecessor, Sr. Johanna Gedaka, SSJ, had already installed a museum-type hanging system for paintings and prints. After looking at this for a while I thought a student art show would be a great way to welcome Manor Students to the Center as well as to showcase their creativity,” explained Sean McLaughlin, Director of the Basilian Spirituality Center.

Ashley Hillegas, Manor’s Director of Student Engagement, helped arrange the event and collect the artwork. “Sean and I decide the theme of the art show would be Manor College’s slogan ‘You Belong Here’ to encompass the essence of what it truly means to be at Manor through art work. Over 50 people attended the opening reception of the art show,” said Hillegas.

The artwork was displayed for onlookers, and snacks and drinks were provided. Over 50 attendees came to the event, and several artists were present to talk about their work. More photos can be viewed on our Flickr album