This Spring, the Academy’s Graphic Design Department took a weekend trip to St. Louis, Missouri. The group enjoyed 3 days filled with art, laughs, adventures, and discovered a newfound love for the city of St. Louis and traveling by train. After a 5-hour Amtrak ride from Chicago’s Union Station, students and faculty members visited the famous St. Louis Arch, took a boat tour on the Mississippi River, stayed at Angad Arts Hotel, visited the Contemporary Arts Museum St. Louis (the CAM) and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and enjoyed lots of wonderful food.
All of this was made possible through student led organizing and fundraising; bake sales, sales of merchandise designed and screen printed by students in the design program, head shots taken by photography students Miranda Cammelot and Michael Harris, and the support of the Academy. Every student who attended the trip helped to fund raise. Design students Chey Linder and Tori Garcia played a huge role in organizing the sales and helping to plan the weekend’s itinerary. This community effort drastically reduced the cost for students to attend the trip.
We’d also like to give a special thank you to Academy faculty members Jessica Mueller and Misha Goro for chaperoning the trip and sharing their stories and photos.