A Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity

On April 12, the Lewis & Clark community took a break from classes to enjoy the Festival of Scholars and Artists, an annual event that celebrates the scholarship and creativity of our undergraduate students.

The Festival of Scholars and Artists is an annual Lewis & Clark tradition, where our community dedicates a full day (without classes!) to celebrate our students and their exceptional work. The campus buzzes with activity as the entire community gathers to listen to students present their research projects, attend poster sessions, view live music and theatre performances, and much more. This year’s event was held on April 12.


Tara Elsa BA ’25

  • A poster that reads Forest as Lover hangs between two trees in a forest.
    Lewis & Clark’s Experimental Art Research (EAR) Forest was the focal point of several audio works, including The Forest as Lover,created by Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, L&C’s inaugural EAR Forest artists-in-residence. Three student works were also part of the festival: Sonic Meditations, Sonic Immersions,and TerraBytes: The Materiality of Digital Media.
  • Sonic Meditations was created by students in the Digital Media I class.
  • A tiny tree grows in the EAR Forest.
  • Mini Golf for an Uncertain Future— An interactive art installation designed as an 11-hole mini golf course, located at Alumni Circle.
  • Poster Session and Demonstrations—Nearly 40 students representing various STEM fields shared their work with the L&C community in Stamm Dining Room.
  • Arts@LC Showcase—Lauren Springett sings “Gorgeous” from The Apple Tree, by Jerry Bock.
  • Arts@LC Showcase—Cleo Rice performs “i body your body.”
  • Arts@LC Showcase—Nico Vilches sings “Fear No More the Heat o’ the Sun” from Cymberline,by Roger Quilter.
  • Arts@LC Showcase—Theatre students perform an excerpt from Orpheusand Eurydice. Performers: Piper Clark-White, Anna Kulbashny, Cleo Lockhart, Ash Prodromou, Hoby Reece, Lev Starr.
  • Senior Art Exhibition—The Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art hosts this exhibition, the culmination of artwork made by the graduating seniors in the art department.
  • Senior Art Exhibition in Hoffman Gallery
  • Moving Image Festival—The event featured seven student presentations and was sponsored by the rhetoric and media studies department and the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society.
  • Three students holding large sticks with fire on the end.
    Fire Arts: A Trip Through Time—The festival concluded with a dramatic fire arts show outside of Olin Center for Physics and Chemistry.

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