ALICIA VOISIN’S ARTWORK
I was the recipient of the Mitch Hebert Memorial scholarship in the fall of 2012. When I applied for the scholarship, I thought that if I were to receive it, it would be, in its simplest form, a way to help with tuition and other school expenses. It has become so much more. While I awaited the decision, I went to a meeting for the Nicholls Europe trip that the art department was planning. I was immediately enthralled by the idea of visiting England and Ireland because it had always been a dream of mine. It was however out of my reach financially and I thought it would remain that way. After I had discovered that I received the scholarship, this dream quickly became a reality. The scholarship covered the entire cost of my trip. I could not believe what was happening. During the months that led up to my trip I constantly had to remind myself that I was going to England and Ireland in less than a year’s time, and how this opportunity had come to me was never far from my mind. One of the many reasons that I was looking forward to this trip was because of the breathtaking architecture that I would see along my journey. The work I am preparing for my senior thesis is heavily influenced by buildings and the layering of the old and new. Upon coming back I was inspired and could not wait to begin work on my thesis proposal pieces. I cannot thank the Hebert family enough for this gift. They have not met me personally but instead they have come to know me through my work. I am honored beyond all belief and eternally grateful for their generosity.
- Alicia Voisin: 2012 Mitch Hebert Scholarship Winner
My name is Alicia Voisin and I was raised in Houma Louisiana. Growing up, I always had an interest in art. I had art classes all throughout high school but it wasn’t until I began college that I realized it was my passion. Drawing and painting became the focus of my studies quite early on. I was able to develop my skills further when I participated in a work study at Arrowmont School of arts and crafts. While there I attended classes in encaustic painting, expressive drawing, and book making. I have become an active member in both the NSU Art Club as well as the NSU chapter of Kappa Pi International Honorary Arts Fraternity. This past summer I was able to travel to England and Ireland with the Nicholls Art Department. I studied both art history and photography while there. I plan to complete my senior capstone and exhibit my Senior Show in the Ameen Art Gallery in the spring of 2014.