Design Work on Display at Plaza


For the second year in a row, Maryville University’s Senior Graphic Design Show will be held in the Center Court of Plaza Frontenac. The show, featuring the work of 22 Maryville students, opens March 22 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., and runs through April 1.

“Design is a part of everyday life and this senior exhibit places design right in the middle of public conversation,” said Cherie Fister, M.F.A., associate professor of art & design at Maryville and director of the University’s graphic design program. “Last year, Plaza Frontenac provided a lovely setting with easy access to the exhibit and we look forward to that again this year.”

Admission to the show is free. Viewing hours will be 10 a.m. -8 p.m., Monday – Friday; 10 a.m. -7 p.m., Saturday; and noon – 5 p.m., Sunday. Plaza Frontenac is located at the intersection of Clayton Road and Lindbergh Boulevard. For more information on the 2007 Maryville University Senior Graphic Design Show, e-mail Fister at

Students participating in the show are Gretchen Athon of Kirksville; Eric Brown of Valley Park; Vicki Biermann of Leslie; Airika Dimmitt of St. Charles; Adam Franke of St. Louis; Joshua Gay of High Ridge; Kimberly Block of St. Peters; Andrew Herold of Spanish Lake; Rebecca Criley of Louisiana, Mo.; Melissa Duggan of House Springs; Christopher King of Farmington; Cassie Gant of Festus; Hunter Lansche of High Ridge; Tracy Lindwedel of Hillsboro; Scott Meredith of Jefferson City; Nicole Stika of St. Louis; Cori Schierer of Pacific; Nellie Williams of Richmond Heights; Dottie Zimmerman of St. Louis; Patrick Keefe of Belleville, Ill.; Megan Ruff of Gridley, Ill.; and Jacob Etter of Trenton, Ill.

Maryville University, founded in 1872, is a private, coeducational institution offering approximately 50 undergraduate, seven master’s and two doctoral degree programs to 3,300 students. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the Midwest, Maryville University prepares its students for successful and meaningful careers by offering programs that integrate liberal arts with professional studies.

Among Maryville’s most recent graduates, 94 percent are employed or attending graduate school. Approximately 15,000 alumni work and live in the St. Louis region.