July 6, 2015 at 11:00am

Blue Connection

Millikin University student Kathryn Scarim, a senior art therapy major from Palos Park, Ill., is Blue Connection's 2015 Summer Artist-in-Residence. Showcasing her artwork throughout the months of June and July, Scarim is also managing the gallery which strives to highlight fine art students that are a rising success in their fields.

Continuing her art therapy studies this fall at Millikin, Scarim's work focuses on abstract paintings and figure drawings. Scarim's daily routines at Blue Connection include bookkeeping and customer service.

Scarim noted, "Blue Connection brings Millikin students and faculty together with the Decatur community to appreciate and understand all that goes into artistic creation. The Artist-in-Residency program is a spectacular opportunity because I will be able to develop my skills in a professional environment."

Blue Connection provides a public venue for Millikin students to sell and showcase their artwork. The art gallery is used by students in Millikin's Arts and Entrepreneurship Program to grow their businesses.

Millikin's Arts and Entrepreneurship Program provides performance-based business opportunities for students to exercise self-employment. The program utilizes student-run ventures to provide students live practice in developing, launching, and growing a business.

Click here to read more about Kathryn Scarim's work at Blue Connection in an article from the Herald & Review.