Art Frequency: Trent Alvey uses science and curiosity to create
The Westminster Review, March 2017
by Rachel Terran (’18)
Round River board member Trent Alvey was featured in the Spring 2017 issue of The Westminster Review. Trent studied art and communication at Westminster (’87), and received the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. Below is an excerpt of the article, read the full article here.
The first 12 summers of Trent Alvey’s life were spent in the La Sal National Forest, where she found a desire and confidence to choose wild places for adventure. Her intrigue about science and earth systems that developed in the mountains has influenced her work as a mixed-media artist. Inspired by curiosity, Trent’s art, a form of self-inquiry, gives her a vehicle to explore her interests.
Trent usually works on her various art projects while simultaneously traveling the world. Her husband, Dennis Sizemore, is the founding director of Round River Conservation Studies, an organization that provides study-abroad opportunities for Westminster students: they gather scientific information that assists in conservation efforts. As a board member, Trent accompanies Dennis as they travel to Africa, Canada, Central and South America, Australia, and Asia. Trent is able to examine cultural and environmental similarities and differences while traveling to these places. Art gives her an outlet to express her experiences, learn, and develop ideas she wants to share.
Learn more about Trent and read the full article here