Senior, Fine Arts major
“Storm Drain Reveal Project”
Fine Arts senior, Alexis Carter, is being showcased for her engagement to help protect and improve water quality in the Ozarks. Alexis was chosen as one of the artists to participate in the 2014 Storm Drain Reveal Project, a joint effort by the City of Springfield and the James River Basin Partnership to educate the community that whatever goes down a storm drain, leads directly to our rivers and other water resources. Storm drains in downtown Springfield have been transformed by local talented artists from plain drains into beautiful reminders of our connection to our waterways.
Outside of classes and producing works for the Brick City Gallery student art exhibition in May, Alexis has spent hours first planning and designing the message and then producing the artwork on the storm drain located on the corner of St. Louis St. and Jefferson Ave.
Alexis states, “I think many times the Visual Arts get overlooked as a way to communicate and be of service to the community, as it has the ability to encourage, inspire, teach and influence all. Being a part of this project is just one way I can personally give back to the community and to raise awareness of how careless actions leave a footprint for years to come on our water quality and resources.”
Thank you Alexis for living out the public affairs mission through your community engagement and artistic gifts to bring awareness to an important community issue. We are pleased to recognize Alexis Carter as our April Public Affairs Student Spotlight!