Student Culture Expo Returns for Year 3

November 6, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Laura J. Brownlie

Laura J. Brownlie conceived the NU Student Culture Expo as an undergraduate intern at the Castellani Art Museum in 2011. Brownlie, now pursuing an MBA at NU, is helping the CAM host the event for a third straight year.

The Castellani Art Museum will host its third annual Niagara University Student Culture Expo with an exhibition of student work on Nov. 14, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The exhibition has been so successful in the two years since its inception that the museum welcomed the chance to host another evening for Niagara University students to display and view one another’s work.

The NU Student Culture Expo is free to all Niagara University students and the community.

Organizers hope to attract an audience including those who exhibit as well as those who come to view – and perhaps purchase – the work. Light refreshments will be offered as well as door prizes, live music and artist talks.

The two previous events have featured the work of more than 30 different Niagara University students and attracted a combined 300 visitors. Works exhibited included paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, poetry and installation.

The NU Student Culture Expo is coordinated by Niagara University MBA student Laura J. Brownlie.

“This event began as a way for students to interact with the Castellani Art Museum as a resource, and has evolved to become both that and a way for students to proudly display the fruits of their talents for their community,” Brownlie said.

The Castellani Art Museum was founded by Armand and Eleanor Castellani as a resource for both the students and surrounding community of Niagara University. It is located on the Niagara University campus and is free to all of those who visit it. The Castellani Art Museum is the only collecting art museum in Niagara County.

For more information, visit or call 716.286.8200.