As a senior in the College of Creative Studies, Kimberlee Cordova was required to complete a solo exhibit of her artwork. It is no surprise that she will be graduating with an emphasis in art and painting. Her show “Cruisin’,” displayed in the CCS Art Gallery, is not just a culmination of her artistic ability and noticeable talent – it is the culmination of her experience as a student.

While studying abroad in Singapore, Cordova was heavily influenced by the tourism industry. She spent much of her time reflecting on what it means to be an American tourist in another country, and subsequently struggling with her own identity. She often found herself questioning what was real and what was behind the fa