From Art Major To

See where some of the graduates of the Art Department are today.

Nicole and Joshua own Boxheart Gallery.
Art abounds on Carlow's campus. There are sculptures in our gardens, murals on our walls, photographs and paintings in our buildings.

The gallery on the first floor of our University Commons has showcased some of Pittsburgh’s greatest artists, like famed photographer Teenie Harris.

Carlow’s Oakland location—the vibrant "Eds, Meds, and Tech" heart of Pittsburgh—is also ground zero for the arts in Pittsburgh. A few blocks in one direction is the Carnegie Museum of Art. Just down Fifth Avenue is the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods are peppered with smaller galleries like Boxheart and Percolate (both owned and operated by Carlow alums). Gallery crawls in Lawrenceville and Bloomfield are a monthly occurrence, full of food, music and, of course, lots of art. 

Carlow provides multiple degrees for artists. Students major in art with concentrations in art therapy preparation, ceramics, graphic design, interactive media, media arts and animation, painting and drawing, and photography. This fall, there’s a brand new Master of Arts in Art degree, meant to supplement and enhance a working artist’s craft.

“The critiques students receive in our program are gentle but rigorous,” says Dale Huffman, chair of Carlow’s art department. “The sense of hospitality that’s such a hallmark of the Sisters of Mercy is something I see daily in my studio.”

Graduates of Carlow’s art programs make great art. And they make a living, too... 
Continue reading "What Does An Art Degree Do?" in Carlow Magazine where six Carlow alumni talk about what they're up to now and offer advice to future art majors. 
The full magazine in PDF format is available for download for reading on your device or computer.


Pictured above: Husband-and-wife team Nicole Cappozi and Joshua Hogan '97, who both majored in Art with a concentration in Painting, run Boxheart Gallery in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood.  

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