Rochele Royster November 2 2021

Rochele RoysterRochele Royster, assistant professor of art therapy in the Department of Creative Arts Therapy, was named a 2021 Educator of Distinction by the Illinois Art Education Association. The award recognizes notable, high-caliber art and design professionals who serve as exemplars for the field. She is exhibiting her work “Dolls4Peace” in the four-person show Learned Objects through February 13, 2022, at DePaul Art Museum in Chicago.

For “Dolls4Peace,” she invited children, teachers, and community members across Chicago to create handmade dolls as a means for addressing trauma and gun violence. She will be in conversation with Jim Duignan, artist and founder of Stockyard Institute, on January 20, 2022, a virtual event.