gallery wallThird-year students of Visual Arts and the Built Environment display their progress to date in the exhibition “Amalgamate,” in the SoCA Gallery through Feb. 2.

Exhibition represents three years of interdisciplinary work

An exhibition by students in the Visual Arts and the Built Environment (VABE) program showcases what they have learned in three years of cross-border studies in architecture and visual arts.

“Amalgamate,” on display in the SoCA Gallery through Feb. 2, features works by Giulia Buratto, Ellie Charrette, Pete Danho, Lane Farkas, Raegan Gauthier, Greta Janik, Allie Kotsopoulos, Emily Neufeld, Lilian Noel, Tanvi Patel, Selina Rustico, George Smyrnis, Kimberly The, and Jumana Zakaria.

Each student has submitted up to four pieces representing the projects they’ve completed over the past three years.

“The event is to show people the effort of our degree and show to our professors, friends, and family how much we’ve progressed,” says Smyrnis. “It is really an amalgamation of pieces – the projects were chosen based on our collective skills and, on an individual level, we’re building and incorporating skills from our first year that got us to this point.”

VABE students take classes at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Architecture and Community Development.

The gallery at 37 University Ave. East is open by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. To make an appointment, contact Victor Romão at

A free public reception will provide a chance to meet the participating artists from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26.

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