The mission of JustArt is to provide the Loyola Community with opportunities to reflect on issues of social justice and faith through artistic expression.
Each year, Loyola hosts the St. Ambrose summer camp on campus. This summer, with help from a Year of the City grant, volunteers from Technology Services offered digital photography lessons to the campers and helped them work on their picture-taking skills. Some of the photos taken during the summer were on display in the JustArt gallery.
Meet the Artist...
Erik Schmitz '07
The photojournalistic essay, "From Fresh Yak's Milk to Packaged Cow's Milk: Cross-Pollination Between Modern Urban China and Nomadic Tibet," documents the artists journey with immigrants from Tibet to China last summer. This exhibit was presented as part of the 2006
Summer Justice Scholars Grant which the artist received last summer to help support his project.
A total of five students conducted research through the grant program during the summer of 2006 and presented the results when they returned to campus. Most presentations took the form of small roundtable discussions with faculty,administrators, community partners and students from around campus and the city.
Business Plant and Financial Manager
St. Ignatius Church
Meet the Artist...
Associate Professor of Fine Arts
"I have been photographing for nearly 30 years. In that time I have learned that there is an inherent tension between the perception that photographs are simultaneously deceptive and truthful. This relationship makes photography a wonderful tool for personal expression and social change. In past projects I have tried to explore both sides of this photographic coin by creating fictional and documentary series of photographs. These works have been exhibited throughout the country in numerous galleries and museums."