The U.S. Department of Education’s Lynn Mahaffie, deputy assistant secretary for policy, planning, and innovation, delegated the duties of assistant secretary for postsecondary education, Savannah College of Art and Design alum and American Idol Hollywood contestant George Lovett, and D.C.-based artist and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) alumnus Lavar Munroe will help launch the opening of an art exhibit of works by new alumni from SCAD on Thursday, July 21, at the Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Mahaffie will deliver opening remarks and Lovett will perform from his vocal repertoire. Munroe will introduce the exhibit. They will be joined by SCAD’s Executive Director of Admission Recruitment Jenny Jaquillard.
The SCAD exhibit, at the Department through August 2016, features 20 works in a wide variety of mediums by recent undergraduate and graduate students. The opening will culminate with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony led by SCAD alumni and those on the program.
The Department’s Student Art Exhibit program, now in its 13th year, features visual, literary, and performing arts created by students in U.S. and international schools. It provides students and teachers an opportunity to display creative work from the classroom in a highly public place that honors their work as an effective path to learning and knowledge for all.