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    Artletics Art Exhibit By USC Athletes In Galen Center Feb. 5-28
    Artletics 2014 (Erika Blumberga piece).
    Artletics 2014 (Erika Blumberga piece).

    Feb. 3, 2014

    The ninth annual Louis Galen Artletics Exhibition, a showcase of artwork that 24 Trojan student-athletes made in USC Roski School of Art and Design classes, will be on display in the Galen Center's Hall of Fame from Feb. 5 to Feb. 28. The free exhibit will be open during USC athletic events or by appointment.

    The exhibition, a collaborative effort of the USC Athletic Department and the USC Roski School of Art and Design, highlights the artistic talents of Trojan student-athletes through works in drawing, ceramics, sculpture, analog and digital photography and printmaking.

    Among the artists featured are members of USC's football, basketball, baseball, swimming and diving, sand volleyball, water polo, track and field, soccer, golf and rowing teams.

    The 24 student-athletes whose works are on display in this year's Artletics exhibition are: Shelby Adair (rowing), Iskra Angelova (rowing), Erika Blumberga (rowing), Megan Borman (soccer), Mac Carden (water polo), Ellie Chai (golf), Karen Chung (golf), Maclin Davis (swimming), Lamar Dawson (football), Darian DiCianno (rowing), Bernardo Flores (baseball), Strahinja Gavrilovic (basketball), Rashaad Goodrum (football), Georgette Hernandez (water polo), Kathryn Hill (rowing), Ivan Kustic (water polo), Nicolette Martin (sand volleyball), Adam Payne (diving), Jessica Perelman (rowing), Jordan Simmons (football), Ted Singley (swimming), Jaide Stepter (track and field), Simione Vehikite (football) and Leonard Williams (football).

    Carden and Kustic were on a trio of USC's NCAA championship men's water polo teams (2011-12-13), while Davis and Williams won 2013 All-American honors.

    The Artletics exhibition is named in honor of USC alumnus Louis Galen, who graduated from the USC Law School in 1951 and passed away in 2007. Galen was a strong supporter of the USC Athletic Department and, along with his wife, Helene, initiated the Galen Ceramic Lab, the Galen Ceramics Lecture Series and the Helene V. Galen Intermedia Lab at the Roski School of Art and Design.

    First organized in 1883, the USC Roski School of Art and Design is the oldest art school in Southern California. A supportive environment for experimentation in visual art of all media, the school encourages interdisciplinary, progressive approaches to studio art, design, curatorial practice, and critical studies. With equal emphasis on making and thinking, the USC Roski School prepares artists, designers, curators, and writers to contribute in new and meaningful ways both to their fields and to society at large.