Notre Dame College Senior Masters Blend of Design, Traditional Art in Gallery Exhibit

Notre Dame College student Danielle Nagy shows through her work that when design and traditional art come together, beautiful things can happen.

Nagy, who will graduate from Notre Dame in May, is a graphic design major with a studio art minor who aspires to show how traditional art techniques and professional graphic design go hand in hand. Her original works that show the balance between these two concepts will be featured as a solo gallery exhibit at the College.

Her senior art show, “Conceptual Harmony,” will open with a reception on Friday, April 12, from 3-6 p.m. in the Falcons’ Nest Gallery of the student center in the Clara Fritzsche Library building on the College campus. Nagy will present a Gallery Talk on Monday, April 15, from 4-5 p.m., also in the Falcons' Nest Gallery. Her solo display continues through May 4.

The reception, gallery talk and exhibit are open to the public.

Nagy views herself as both a traditional artist and a graphic designer and was split between which of these two paths to follow. She chose the professional route but still took equal number of studio art classes. She quickly realized that she could not design without turning to traditional art and vice versa.

Her exhibit reflects both sides of the artist as it features one-of-a-kind design and studio art pieces. Each work shows how art and design are related to one another. Creations such as her watercolor cat calendar is a beautiful depiction of how these two concepts come together.

For more information, contact Nagy at or the College Communications office at

April 2019

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