Franciscan University’s third annual Gallery of Research, Artistry, and Community Engagement (GRACE) will be held on Friday, April 9th, 2021. GRACE is an opportunity for Franciscan University to highlight and share the tremendous work happening within our academic community.
Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members in all majors and programs are invited to present complete or ongoing works of research and creative projects throughout the day and to interact with community members, fellow students, and faculty through sharing their contributions in their respective disciplines.
We are excited to announce that we will once again host a short-film competition as part GRACE. We are also hoping to have a special gallery of art dedicated to the universality of the Church. As such, we are inviting religious art which depicts ethnically diverse representations of Jesus and Mary as well as lesser known Saints outside of Western culture.
Perhaps you have a research experiment to share? An art piece? A paper from one of your upper division humanities classes? Musical compositions, audio-visual projects, or one-man theatrical productions? Have you helped to organize a community outreach event? If so, we’d love to celebrate and share your work with our Franciscan community!
Presentations can include:
- Works of artistry (i.e., paintings, drawings, and creative writing projects);
- Theatre and fine arts (scenes from plays, musical performances);
- Media and communication arts (such as video projects);
- Community engagement (service learning or community outreach projects); and
- Projects based on your thesis or seminar presentations from the humanities (history, english, theology, philosophy).
- GRACE also welcomes research from the natural and social sciences.