News Story

February 16, 2017

La Roche College Students to Present Positive Space Art and Design Show

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16, 2017 – On Monday, March 20, La Roche College will showcase more than 150 works of student art during opening night of its annual juried art and design exhibit, Positive Space.
Organized by La Roche design students, Positive Space will debut at 6 p.m. with a reception in the Cantellops Art Gallery, followed by an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Zappala College Center Square. The show features artwork across the following categories: 3-D modeling, branding, corporate design, drawing and painting, foundations, health care design, hospitality design, illustration, multimedia, package design, photography, typography, residential design and social design.
Students are responsible for planning and promoting the show, as well as coordinating opening night. Heather Clay, a junior graphic design student, was a member of the team that developed the winning design and concept for this year’s theme, Reflections.
“Positive Space is a memorable event that I love to share with my friends, family and mentors,” Ms. Clay said. “It’s awe-inspiring to walk through the gallery, exploring the amazing creativity and talent of fellow students, knowing the tremendous amount of work it took to create each piece. We’re all so proud of our contributions to the Positive Space experience.”
Professionals in the fields of graphic design and interior design review each entry and award first, second and third place prizes. The top honor is the Best of Show Award.
“Positive Space is an amazing night that celebrates all the hard work that we have done,” Olivia Healy, a junior graphic design student, said. “It reflects where we are, and is a great opportunity to show everyone at La Roche, including ourselves, that we are capable of so much more through hard work, dedication and determination.”
In 1993 former La Roche professor Rosemary Gould developed Positive Space as a venue for design students to display their artwork. Since then the show has grown to an annual exhibition that presents more than 150 works of art submitted by La Roche students who have completed a minimum of one art or design-related course.
The exhibit will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including weekends, through the end of March. Admission is free. For more information about Positive Space, please visit the La Roche Design Division website.
About La Roche College: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences, as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,500 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche College embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche College educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.