Designs based on the concept of a threshold

Professor Kim Furlong walks through the pink flamingo portion of Kelsey Winters and Natalie Vitek’s project. (Photo by Mattie Bailey)

Professor Kim Furlong walks through the pink flamingo portion of Kelsey Winters and Natalie Vitek’s project. (Photo by Mattie Bailey)

By Mattie Bailey

In early October, a group of interior design students designed and created several large-scale installation projects around Vol Walker Hall, home to the Fay Jones School. In a studio led by Windy Gay, the four teams of two students each created their own take on the concept of a threshold.

The teams were comprised of Jessica Phan of Fort Smith and Jasmine Jetton of Fayetteville; Nathalie Vitek of Vienna, Austria, and Kelsey Winters of Bailey, Colorado; Emma Lambeth of Carthage, Missouri, and Kayla McKean of Little Rock; and Kelsey Fenton of Fayetteville and Elisha Taldo of Springdale. Continue reading

Donghia Scholarship translates into more study abroad for Walsh

Students pose for a group shot with "Il Porcellino", the bronze statue of a boar. Walsh says that everyone loved Florence and thought it was "modern" in comparison to Rome.

Students pose for a group shot with “Il Porcellino”, the bronze statue of a boar. Kelly Walsh says that everyone loved Florence and thought it was “modern” in comparison to Rome.

By Leigha Van Sickle

Everything in Kelly Walsh’s life has led her to where she is right now – studying in Rome, thanks to a prestigious $30,000 scholarship. With the help of great professors and an inspirational European trip, Walsh, a University of Arkansas interior design student, was able to use her talents to win the Senior Student Scholarship from the Angelo Donghia Foundation.

Walsh was first introduced to the idea of design when she was 14, when her sister was studying art and design and showed her Photoshop, along with blogs and magazines. Continue reading

Road Trip: Minnesota

Jackson Meadows, a project in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, by David Salmela. (Photo by Katherine Dombek)

Jackson Meadows, a project in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, by David Salmela. (Photo by Katherine Dombek)

By Juan Martinez & Lauren Evans

At 5:30 a.m. last Wednesday (Sept. 23), our studio traveled north in two vans. Seven hours (in the most comfortable seating/sleeping arrangements ever) later we arrived at our first stop. We saw a couple projects by Eero Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe at the Drake University campus in Des Moines, Iowa. Four hours after that, we arrived at our hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. More importantly, though, we had arrived at the Mall of America. We ate and participated in pure, childlike fun: roller coaster riding.

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