Jesus Art Experts (Biographies)

Who We Are

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We are a group of Geneva College students (and one Azusa Pacific student) who are studying abroad in Rome, Italy during the Spring 2013 semester. We have been introduced to many famed arts throughout our time here. We have been selected to research and view pictures that depict Jesus Christ.

Shaila Costanza

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Shaila Costanza is a Junior Psychology and Human Services major at Geneva College. When she’s not participating on the dance team of Geneva’s marching band, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. In her hometown of Aliquippa, Shaila lives her parents, grandmother, poodle, and three cats. One day, she hopes to become a counselor with a focus that is currently undecided. She would like to thank her parents for giving her the opportunity to study in Roma, Italia for a semester. Through the experience, she was able to stand in front of some of the greatest artwork in the world, and now is able to share it with everyone around her.

Contributions to Digital Art Gallery: Incarnation from The Book of Kells, The Lamentation at the Foot of the Cross, Christ Driving the Traders From the Temple, The Baptism of Christ, and Christ Before the High Priest.

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Justin Fink

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Justin Fink is a Senior Business Administration major at Geneva College. Justin’s passions consist of business, sports, politics and his beautiful girlfriend. He currently resides in his hometown of South Fayette, Pennsylvania. Justin hopes to pursue a career with a company with strong international ties. Justin has used his experience abroad to learn more about other cultures, specifically the European culture he plans to work in one day. Justin is not a huge fan of paintings but really enjoys other art forms such as architecture. His view on art in general has become more positive due to the variety of famous images he has seen while studying abroad. Justin would like to thank everyone for the prayer and support as he studied abroad. Without his family, friends and God, none of this would have been possible!

Contributions to Digital Art Gallery: Crucifixion, Holy Family, The Raising of Lazarus, The Incredulity of Thomas, and Agony In The Garden.

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Kelcee Headlee

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Kelcee Headlee is a Sophomore Business Administration student at Geneva College. Kelcee plans to enter a career in event planning after graduation from Geneva in the fall of 2014. She grew up in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. She has 3 younger brothers who she cares for deeply. Kelcee took Italian for 2 1/2 years in high school and has a passion for the Italian culture. She has been deeply moved by seeing and experiencing the culture and sights that she studied in high school. Kelcee knew the language and knew about many of the famous sculptures and paintings before coming to Rome but she said that seeing it all in person was something that she has always dreamed of.

Contributions to Digital Art Gallery: Adoration of the Magi Medici, Christ Nailed to the Cross, Christ Healing the Paralytic, Transfiguration, and The Last Supper.

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Juliana Harn

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Juliana is a sophomore at Azusa Pacific University double majoring in Theater and Communications with an emphasis in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication. Not quite sure what she wants to do after graduation, she is currently looking into working with a non-profit organization or a theatre company. While in the States, she lives with her parents, a teenage sister, and younger brother, who are both adopted. Currently residing in Riverside, California, she is from Santa Clarita, California, but considers San Diego her favorite city to live in. Ever since visiting Italy with her high school choir in 2009, she has planned to come back and visit, and is so thankful the opportunity came so soon! Already an appreciator of all different kinds of art, she has been excited and blessed to see some of her favorite paintings in person this semester!

Contributions to Digital Art Gallery: Ognissanti Madonna, The Apse Mosaic, Cristo e la Samaritana al Pozzo, Christ of The Minerva, and Flagellazione e di Cristo.

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Meg Spierto

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Meg Spierto is a Junior Psychology and Human Services major at Geneva College. She is captain of the Colorguard for the Geneva College Marching Band and is President of the Psychology club at Geneva. She is a member of Geneva’s chapter of Psi Chi, the Psychology Honors Society. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family. In the future she plans to work as a counselor, possibly as a family and marriage counselor. Although she has not always been interested in art, her time in Rome has brought her to appreciate art more than she would have imagined.

Contributions to Digital Art Gallery: Pieta, Coup de Lance, Adoration of The Shepherds, Untitled (The Bleeding Woman), and Christ Amid His Tormenters.

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