Huntington art students return from Italy tomorrow

They've been "Roamin' the Ruins" during J-Term

HUNTINGTON, IN JANUARY 16, 1997 --- Eighteen Huntington College students will return from January Term studies in Italy tomorrow. They have spent the past several weeks on a study tour concentrating on the historical art and architecture of Rome, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, and Capri.

The tour began with a walking tour of Florence, including a visit to the Academia, home of Michelangelo's David. Students then traveled to Assisi and explored the Basilica de San Francesco, studying Giotto's fresco of the life of Saint Francis. In Rome, the class visited the Trevi Fountain, the Forum Romanum, and the Colosseum, among other architectural sites. The class then spent a day at the Vatican, touring St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

After another day in and around Rome, the class went on to Pompeii to examine evidence of how Romans lived 2000 years ago, preserved for all time by the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Today, the last day of the study tour, the class is visiting the Isle of Capri, exploring the Piazzsetta di Capri and the village of Anacapri.

Students prepared for the trip by reading and studying some of the major art works to be seen. During the study tour, each student kept a journal recording their experiences and impressions.

The January Term class, "Roamin' the Ruins," is being led by Huntington College art professors Rebecca Coffman and Ken Hopper. Students include:

  • Chris Clark of Rochester, Indiana.
  • Christine Cline of VanWert, Ohio.
  • Dyana Ely of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Andrea Gomez of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Amy Hall of Centerville, Indiana.
  • Johanna Hoffman of Huntington, Indiana.
  • Brooke Hopper of Huntington, Indiana.
  • Raeanne Johnson of Monroeville, Indiana.
  • Nicole Jacobs of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Maria Kurtz of Woodburn, Indiana.
  • Kristi Rupp of Leo, Indiana.
  • Luke Simonich.
  • Chad Swanson of Findlay, Ohio.
  • J. Allison Taylor of Gahanna, Ohio.
  • Kyle Whaley of Chicago, Illinios.
  • Heidi Wolfe of Waterville, Ohio.
  • Braden Woods of Worthington, Ohio.
  • Darla Workman of Sabetha, Kansas.

Also helping to lead the tour are Margi Hopper and Margaret Pasko, both of Huntington.

Art is one of many programs available from Huntington College. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College offers high-quality academic programs "to equip men and women to impact our world for Christ." Located on a contemporary, wooded campus in Huntington, Indiana, the four-year liberal arts college offers graduate and undergraduate programs in nearly 50 academic concentrations.


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