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SACI 2019 Commencement Ceremony: Congratulations to our MFA Graduates!

Photos by Lorenzo Guasti

Congratulations to SACI's 2019 MFA in Studio Art and MFA in Communication Design Graduates!

On Thursday, April 18th, the SACI community convened in the center of Florence to celebrate the 2019 MFA Commencement Ceremony for the graduates of the MFA in Studio Art and MFA in Communication Design programs. The day was full of events commemorating the achievements of this talented group of artists and designers.

The commencement ceremony was held at Palazzo Medici Riccardi following the closing of the MFA in Studio Art and Communication Design Graduating Student Exhibition, "Un Punto d'Incontro," at Frittelli Arte Contemporanea. The ceremony took place in the Sala Luca Giordano – a magnificent, mirrored hall adorned with frescoes completed by Luca Giordano between 1682 and 1685. Many family members and friends of the graduates were in attendance, as well as SACI students, staff, faculty, and board members. The event was live streamed on the SACI Facebook page, where it can still be viewed.

The ceremony began with a welcome from SACI President Steven BrittanFilipe Rocha da Silva (MFA in Studio Art Director), Daria Filardo (MFA in Studio Art Seminar Instructor), and Camilla Torna (MFA in Communications Design Director) then offered in-depth reflections on the individual graduating students and their diverse practices. Following these reflections, artist Karyn Olivier, this year’s keynote speaker, delivered a poignant reflection on what it means to be an artist and the importance of this calling. 

SACI President Steven Brittan and Dean Leo Rowland then awarded the degrees to the 2019 graduates, followed by a reception.

Congratulations to the 2019 MFA in Studio Art and MFA in Communication Design graduates!

2019 MFA Graduates:

Alina Akbar, MFA in Studio Art
George Alexander, MFA in Studio Art
Maria Manuela Bosch, MFA in Communication Design
Julia Bowden, MFA in Studio Art
Robin DeSantis, MFA in Studio Art
Rachel Dziga, MFA in Studio Art
Rebecca MacLachlan, MFA in Studio Art
Koyal Raheja, MFA in Studio Art
Caline Touma, MFA in Studio Art


Learn more about graduate programs at SACI.

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