Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects


Diversity and Community Studies

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Document Type



Seeing the Sacred is a multidisciplinary arts project exploring the purposes of sacred art and its relationship with community identity. The project highlights three common purposes of sacred art: to represent a worldview, to express identities as members of a community, and to connect with something bigger than ourselves. This Capstone Experience/Thesis Project developed through an intersection of three primary interests: visual art, community engagement, and religious studies. This project includes an overview of the CE/T’s origins and evolution, a written analysis of research goals and experiences, a review of relevant literature, a series of related artwork, and a collaborative community art project. The analysis details the development of those research interests, objectives, and questions, and the completion of the final project.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Dr. Elizabeth Gish


Art and Design | Arts and Humanities | Visual Studies