"Exhibiting IYA" Shines a Spotlight On Student Work

Students watching digital screen

May 4, 2021

For those hoping to get a captivating glimpse into the impressive achievements of the USC Iovine and Young Academy community, the chance has arrived. "Exhibiting IYA," the Academy’s first annual student exhibition and showcase, made its grand debut on May 3, offering students an opportunity to share their work with the public and their peers. 

Sheer dynamism, talent, and innovation was on display in full force in a diverse array of disciplines. From material pieces like furniture and invention prototypes to interactive VR and AR experiences, "Exhibiting IYA" spotlighted the imaginative efforts of visionaries on the rise. In addition to the viewable works and an immersive virtual gallery experienced via QR code, VR headset or live feed, live performances featuring magic, drawing improv, guitar, and dance were also part of the program. 

Students look at wall art
Students point at light display

With the help of an industrious exhibition team consisting of IYA students, the event was helmed by creative powerhouse Davina Wolter, Assistant Dean, IDEA Initiatives and Assistant Professor, Design, who commended the exhibition’s awe-inspiring impact

“It’s incredibly powerful to see work being shared with our community, and to be able to bring in other community members, here at the Academy. It’s just amazing.” 

Powerful, indeed. As the Spring 2022 semester comes to a close and summer quickly approaches, "Exhibiting IYA" proved to be an illuminating time to witness the Academy’s budding disruptors in action. See for yourself… and prepare to be inspired.

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