Bicentennial Mural Completion Set for Homecoming Weekend
A drive west on Lindell Boulevard from Grand takes you past many of SLU's iconic buildings
-- College Church, Pius XII Memorial Library, Cook Hall -- but coming into view as
you pass Queen's Daughters Hall is the beginning of a work of art that will leave
a large and lasting impression.
To help commemorate SLU’s bicentennial anniversary, Studio Art majors worked with
renowned St. Louis-based muralist Grace McCammond to design the largest public art project in the University’s history.
Starting last spring, students Haili Piel, Kaitlin Raftery, Emily Zoernig, Bridget
Smith, Valencia Miller, Abigail Schlegl, Jieming Xiao, Madeline Youngman and Nursing
major Triana Gorman, along with Studio Art program director Amy Bautz of the Department
of Fine and Performing Arts, collaborated with McCammond to create an iconic, visual
representation of study at SLU.
An outline of the mural, which covers more than 3,000 square feet, is currently being
added to the wall. The lower part of the mural will be a “paint-by-numbers” project
with members of the SLU community and alumnae invited to take part during a special
event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, as part of the bicentennial homecoming
and family weekend.
Participants do need to register for a time slot to paint. Click here to sign up.
View the full homecoming schedule