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Art and Design Students Create Frankenstein Display

On Halloween, Cal Poly students, faculty and staff joined in a public reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in Kennedy Library’s 2nd floor Exhibit Commons. Cal Poly’s student readers came from thirty-seven different majors. The reading was part of the Keats-Shelley Association of America’s Frankenreads, a worldwide marathon reading, with 700 institutions across the globe participating in this historic undertaking. Cal Poly students from the Department of Art and Design and the College of Architecture worked with faculty advisor, Charmaine Martinez, and Kennedy Library curator, Catherine Trujillo, to create the backdrop for the Frankensreads event and a Dia de los Muertos altar for Mary Shelley. The installation will be on view in the Kennedy Library through November 2, 2018.

Students who created the Frankenstein installation and Frankenreads promotional materials: 

Sasha Menshikova (Art and Design: Graphic Design Concentration, class of 2020)

Kyle Branch (Art and Design: Graphic Design Concentration, class of 2019)

Melanie DeLaCruz (Art and Design: Studio Art Concentration, class of 2019)

Monica Shehata (Art and Design: Graphic Design Concentration, class of 2020)

Paul “Samurai” Macias (Art and Design: Graphic Design Concentration, class of 2020)

Victoria Herrera (Architecture major, class of 2023)

Frankenreads backdrop Kennedy Library 2018

Art and Design students install Frankenreads backdropMary Shelley altar for Frankenreads 2018

A student reads Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at the Kennedy Library

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