The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Congratulations to the 2017 Graduating Class

Penn State’s recent weekend of graduation celebrations saw many SoVA students blooming alongside spring as they stepped into a new phase in their artful lives.

This year’s College of Arts and Architecture commencement speaker was SoVA’s Helen Maser. Helen graduated with bachelor of fine arts degrees in drawing and painting and sculpture and a minor in art history. She recently had a solo exhibit, “He Called Me Sexy Baby But My Name is Helen,” at the HUB-Robeson Galleries. She served as exhibition coordinator for SoVA and as a curatorial intern for the Woskob Family Gallery, where her responsibilities included facilitating a collaborative environment between students and the gallery. She also served as president of the SoVA Student Council. Next, Helen will intern at the Takt Artist Residency in Berlin, Germany.

Photographs courtesy of Stephanie Swindle