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Students show projects at StarScapes


Pictured are some of paintings on display during the StarScapes event in the Gannon Building on April 24 and 25.  Photo by Kaitlyn Delaney

Kaitlyn Delaney

By Kaitlyn Delaney
Associate Editor/Photo Editor

The Gannon Building Highway on LCC’s main campus was decorated with various projects of LCC students April 24 and 25 during the 2024 Spring StarScapes event.

Over the course of the semester, students have been creating projects for classes, or for fun, and got the chance to show them off during StarScapes.

StarScapes is a student showcase where during which students of LCC can show off projects and presentations. Topics range from art, music and fashion, to technology, science, engineering and much more. Students who participated in StarScapes had the support of a faculty sponsor.

One of the student presenters, Kevin Yang, is currently a graphic design student at LCC. He was showcasing his research on the proper care of reptiles. He is currently designing new tank options, as he was challenged in a class to come up with a product to sell.

“So, what I hope is that I can inspire people to look these as another option as pets,” Yang said. “Our (reptile) community is mis-commonly looked at as the weird one, kind of the outsider one, because many people think reptiles are rare or hard to keep because of the complex care and everything. It is true for some species, but many of them are simple.”

YangKevin Yang sits at his StarScapes booth with a very calm bearded dragon.  Photo by Larry Hook

Sophia Potter, a first-year art student at LCC, was showcasing her process on how she incorporated traditional watercolor art into Photoshop. Potter showed her process through a PowerPoint presentation, and highlighted parts of it on a large poster.

“It was cool for me because I don’t use Photoshop,” Potter said. “I had never used photoshop really until I did this, so I got to learn about Photoshop in a media that I’m more comfortable with.

“And it’s cool that people who use Photoshop might be able to do something like this, where they can experiment with watercolor if they hadn’t, and use it into Photoshop if they hadn’t. That’s probably the biggest thing; getting people curious about the other side, whatever the other side is for them.

ArtistSophia Potter shows her process incorporating watercolor art into Photoshop.  Photo by Larry Hook

“I really like traditional art, and bringing it into the modern, and so it’s cool to kind of give other people ideas. Like, look at how much you could do with this, and look at how interesting it can be,” Potter added.

To view some of the other digitally displayed StarScapes projects online, click here.

StarScapes projects filled the Gannon Building Highway April 24 and 25.  Photo by Kaitlyn Delaney

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