39 exhibitors in interdisciplinary showcase, Creator’s Gallery

The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship put on an interdisciplinary exhibition, The Creator’s Gallery, making it possible for creators of all types, disciplines and ages to display their work together.

While the Skandalaris Center is often referred to as Washington University’s “entrepreneurship center,” entrepreneurship is not its only focus.

Krishna Vyas

Brown School student, Krishna Vyas, with her fine art pieces. Source: Rob Hall / Skandalaris Center.

“Entrepreneurship is not for everyone,” explains Emre Toker, Managing Director of the Skandalaris Center, “Knowing this, the Skandalaris Center aims to train the Washington University community to think differently in general, to approach problems and challenges with a creative mindset. If we can instill this value of creative thinking in our community, they will be better equipped to innovate in their workplaces or even become entrepreneurs later on.”

To live out the goal that Toker explains, the Skandalaris Center structures its programs through the funnel of Creativity > Innovation > Entrepreneurship. The first part of the funnel, Creativity, is the reason the Creator’s Gallery was formed; the Skandalaris Center wanted to connect the many creators in the Washington University community—inventors, makers, artists, performers, and any other creative mind.

Kristie Wickwire

Kristie Wickwire, Office Coordinator for the Skandalaris Center and staff coordinator of the Creator’s Gallery. Source: Shauna Williams / Skandalaris Center

Kristie Wickwire is the Office Coordinator for the Skandalaris Center and the lead on Creativity initiatives. She explains that “by showcasing work from all disciplines and levels, the Creator’s Gallery celebrated the value of everyone’s creativity.”

An alum of the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art, Wickwire curated the fifty-four-piece exhibition in a way that allowed the gallery visitors to find connections between vastly different works. “The Creator’s Gallery provided a space to consider how one person’s creativity can relate to someone else’s in unexpected ways,” Wickwire concluded.

The other gallery coordinator was Rob Hall, a Washington University freshman and the Creative Programs Assistant at the Skandalaris Center. A marketing major and graphic design minor, Hall also showcased his work in the interdisciplinary gallery.

Rob Hall

Rob Hall, Washington University freshman and student coordinator of the Creator’s Gallery. Source: The Dark Room Photography

“Seeing my work next to a wide array of mediums was a beautiful thing,” Hall commented, “I love to see how creativity can manifest in such a variety of ways.”

After being involved in the Creator’s Gallery as both an organizer and exhibitor, Hall plans to remain active in creativity and entrepreneurship at Washington University. “I hope to continue working on my art-based startup,” he says, “and continue to stay involved with other creators on campus to promote and support each other’s work.”

The Creator’s Gallery lasted three days in the Skandalaris Center’s co-working space in the Mallinckrodt Center. Featuring thirty-nine creators from six of the seven Washington University schools, and representing all levels (undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, postdocs, faculty, and staff), it was a compelling presentation of the dynamic talents that the Washington University campus community possesses.

 

 

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Exhibitors:

Abhishek Kothari, Alumnus, Olin Business School

Andrea Godshalk, Graduate Student, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Andriana Levytsky, Undergraduate Student, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Annie Kern, Undergraduate Student, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Ben Eisenberg and Connor Rudmann, Undergraduate Student, Arts & Sciences

Ben Eisenberg, Undergraduate Student, Arts & Sciences

Christina Wang, Undergraduate Student, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Carrie Phillips, Undergraduate Student, Arts & Sciences

Daelen Wesley Vance Morris, Undergraduate Student, Arts & Sciences

Daniel Smits, Undergraduate Student, Arts & Sciences

Sema Dibooglu, Undergraduate Student, Olin Business School

Dana Watt, Postdoc, Alumnus, School of Medicine

Eliza Caperton, Undergraduate Student, Arts & Sciences

Eva Blumenfeld, Undergraduate Student, Arts & Sciences

Man Gao, Graduate Student, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Ingrid Diep, Graduate Student, Brown School

Isabelle Hilder, Undergraduate Student, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Isaiah Ware, Undergraduate Student, School of Engineering & Applied Science

Jenn Brown, Graduate Student, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Krishna Vyas, Graduate Student, Brown School

Kristie Wickwire, Alumnus, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and Staff, Skandalaris Center

Katie Ehrlich, Undergraduate Student, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Kwesi Adjei, Undergraduate Student, Arts & Sciences

Rob Hall, Undergraduate Student, Olin Business School

Tuo Liu, Graduate Student, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

SBVRT (Glenn MacDonald), Faculty, Olin Business School

Tianyuan Meng, Graduate Student, School of Engineering & Applied Science

Mikkel Snyder, Alumnus, School of Engineering & Applied Science

Mirai Patel, Undergraduate Student, School of Engineering & Applied Science

Noah Sturbois, Undergraduate Student, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Nadav Harper, Undergraduate Student, Arts & Sciences

Thomas No, Undergraduate Student, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Owen Hasler, Undergraduate Student, Arts & Sciences

Samuel Bazdresch, Staff, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Savannah Bustillo, Undergraduate Student, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Susan Drescher Terrill and Dina Al Jashaami, Alumnus, Arts & Sciences

Tim Wagner, Staff, Kemper Art Museum

Jose Montes, Staff, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Zuzana Kocsisova, Graduate Student, Arts & Sciences