Artletics Art Exhibit By USC Athletes In Galen Center Feb. 6-March 15
Feb. 5, 2013
The eighth annual Louis Galen Artletics Exhibition, a showcase of artwork by 28 Trojan student-athletes made in USC Roski School of Fine Arts classes, will be on display in the Galen Center's Hall of Fame from Feb. 6 to March 15. The free exhibit will be open during USC athletic events or by appointment.
An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
The exhibition, a collaborative effort of the USC Athletic Department and the USC Roski School of Fine Arts, highlights the artistic talents of Trojan student-athletes through works in painting, drawing, ceramics, design and photography.
Among the artists featured are members of USC's football, baseball, swimming, sand volleyball, lacrosse, water polo, track and field, cross country and rowing teams.
The 28 student-athletes whose works are on display in this year's Artletics exhibition are: Iskra Angelova (rowing), Lolo Blair (swimming), Jeffrey Churchman (track and field), Remy Conatser (track and field), Jeff Daniels (swimming), Caroline de Lyra (lacrosse), Kathryn DeYoung (cross country), Keret Einaste (rowing), George Farmer (football), Anna Gustafson (lacrosse), Georgette Hernandez (water polo), Kara-Leigh Huse (water polo), Brooks Kriske (baseball), Jennifer Kuan (rowing), Ceara Leo (lacrosse), Lynette Lim (swimming), David McNamara (track and field), Lindsay Parrish (swimming), Kyle Richter (baseball), Sara Salamon (water polo), Will Simon (water polo), Alexa Stonish (sand volleyball), Madara Strautmane (rowing), Matthan Stroethoff (swimming), Leonard Williams (football), Katherine Wittig (rowing), Greg Woodburn (track and field) and Antwaun Woods (football).
Among the athletic accomplishments of these student-athlete artists: Lim is a 2-time Olympic swimmer from Singapore, while Daniels and Parrish earned swimming All-American honors. Huse was a member of USC's 2010 NCAA championship women's water polo team, while Simon was on a trio of USC's NCAA championship men's water polo teams (2009-10-11). Williams was a 2012 Freshman All-American and the Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year.
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 Fine Arts.
First organized in 1883, the USC Roski School of Fine Arts 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.