Art is powerful. No matter what time period, all societies make meaning, make sense of things, through art. In a world increasingly defined through visual means, exploring, honing and discovering the potency of this visual language is a critical and exhilarating endeavor. Art ignites understanding, critiques and creates culture. Art wakes us up, unsettles us, heals us and teaches us. We need art.
Art is made within a web of historical, critical and theoretical contexts and requires all of us - mind, body and soul. SAMC’s Art + Design program is grounded within a liberal arts core and offers visual foundations, a focus in design, art history, theory and studio practices (drawing, painting, printmaking photography, ceramics) within a community receptive to exploring intersections between faith and art.