Fall 2020 FYS Exhibit: Non-Selfie Self Portraits
What are the messages that we send to the world with our selfies and posts?
What sides of ourselves do we choose to share – or not to share? Why is that?
How does presenting an incomplete picture of ourselves to the world affect us and the broader society?
Students in the First Year Seminar: The Art of Expression were asked to explore these questions and create a non-selfie self-portrait – an image of themselves that shares a more personal side and sends a message beyond.
"Look at me! I'm attractive! I'm popular! I'm happy! I'm cool!"
These self-portraits, created by a cross-section of Xavier first-year students, display a rich spectrum of experience and emotion, capturing the challenges and complexity of being a college student in 2020.
Fall/Winter 2020 FYS Exhibit: Everyday Epiphanies
Pause. Pay attention
Take a breath. Take your time.
Watch and listen. Let life in.
Students in the First Year Seminar: The Art of Expression were asked to explore the concept of everyday epiphanies: small "aha!" or "ah!" moments that inform, inspire, and delight. These photographs were taken by a cross-section of Xavier first-year students, and they celebrate the small wonders that we often overlook.