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Students’ work gains recognition at the intersection of art and friendship

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Callahan Miller, Alexis Stern, Amelia Ball and Noemie Noullet

When graphic design students in Rodney Allen Trice’s Time and Sequence course were assigned a group project to work with a client — a friend of Trice’s and fellow artist — to develop music videos for her songs, they set out to create what they thought would communicate their client’s message and to earn a good grade in the class. As a bonus, they figured they’d get a cool interactive piece to add to their portfolios.

What they didn’t expect was for the artist to fall in love with their video and for her to submit it to be shown during an art exhibition in a major Pennsylvania city.

But that’s exactly what happened to fourth-year students Alexis Stern, Amelia Ball, Kayla Corazzi, Callahan Miller and Noemie Noullet. The group’s video for artist and singer Christiane Dolores’ song “Killing Patterns” made such an impression on their client — who also goes by Madame Dolores — that she then submitted it to be used in the Streaming Space exhibit, which runs April 12 through May 12 in Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh.

Full story by Pam Wertz

Image by Damian Heltman-Gray