by Jim Colbert
South Hills Communications Team
STATE COLLEGE -- The South Hills School of Business & Technology is launching the Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery as part of the school’s website. The online gallery showcases visual artwork including photography, illustration, and design created by current students, alumni, and lifelong learning participants of the school. The gallery is named in honor of Schlegel, a Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program who was killed in an automobile accident in December 2016.
Graphic Arts instructor Jim Colbert offers, “Kari was a unique, compassionate person with the rare gift of finding joy everywhere. Her enthusiasm, her positive spirit, and outlook were genuinely contagious. She had the ability to make you laugh no matter how challenging the day had been. It was rewarding to watch Kari grow both as a designer, and as a person. She truly loved this school, and it’s incredibly rewarding to be able to honor her memory with the dedication of the gallery."
Classmate Nick Anna remembers Kari as “very kind, outgoing… one of those people who always made you smile when you saw her. Her bubbly personality and funny sayings always made going to class enjoyable.”
“She kept us all laughing, and there was never a dull moment in our class, “ offered Kassandra Dare. “She'll be greatly missed and always remembered.”
South Hills’ alumni and current students are invited to submit artwork for consideration for the gallery. New pieces and collections will be added to the gallery throughout the year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information.
Visit the Schlegel Gallery to view the artwork and to learn more about Kari.