Student Jaclyn Mastroianni will have her artwork displayed in the Anderson House Office Building—home to the Michigan House of Representatives—as part of the Student Art in the Legislature initiative

September 30, 2011

DEARBORN / Sept. 30, 2011---The artistic talent of a University of Michigan-Dearborn student will soon make an impression on policymakers, staff and others in the state’s capitol city.

Graphic design student Jaclyn Mastroianni will have her artwork displayed in the Anderson House Office Building—home to the Michigan House of Representatives—as part of the Student Art in the Legislature initiative, a program created by the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan. Mastroianni’s artwork will be on display for one year, accompanied by a plaque indicating the name of the piece, the student’s name and her affiliation with UM-Dearborn.

Mastroianni’s work, “Donkey Kong Country,” is a 13” x 11” colored pencil drawing on paper.  It was an assignment in Intermediate Drawing taught by LEO lecturer Madeleine Barkey. The assignment was to create two drawings with different subjects but with the same compositional balance.

“This work shows Jaclyn’s humor as well as her great rendering skills,” said Barkey.

Founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company, University of Michigan-Dearborn is a metropolitan university serving southeastern Michigan, committed to excellence rooted in strong academics, innovative research and programming and civic engagement. The University has nearly 8,900 students pursuing more than 100 bachelor's, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business and education.  A top-ranked university with a faculty devoted to teaching, and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history of partnering with local leaders and communities, and is committed to finding solutions for the challenges that face the region.

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Contact:
Beth Marmarelli
UM-Dearborn
313-593-5542
bethmar@umd.umich.edu