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See Other Boiseans Through ‘SEEN,’ a New Trueblood Gallery Exhibit

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 9:18 am / August 17, 2017

Man in an alley holding art

Carissa Sindon, SEEN #17, 2015, Photograph.

The Student Union Exhibition Series presents “SEEN,” the photographic work of Carissa Sindon on show Aug. 20-Sept. 24 in the Student Union Trueblood Gallery.

In “SEEN,” Sindon focuses her camera on individuals in the Boise community. Documenting the alley scape as a metaphor for the overlooked and unseen, Sindon invites gallery attendees to discover their own connections to other human beings by exploring these individuals’ portraits and written aspirations and identities. This project was funded in part by the Boise City Department of Arts and History.

A reception celebrating the opening of the exhibit will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 in the Trueblood Gallery. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Sindon is a Boise-based photographer whose primary interest is photographing people. Here, she has captured a group of subjects and asked them to complete the same sets of statements. Aiming to empower her subjects by providing a space for self-expression, Sindon also hopes that those who view her subjects will gain further insight into their own lives.  Above all, she strives to help viewers connect and come together over their commonalities and shared humanity.

The Student Union Exhibition Series is a program of the Boise State University Student Union within the Division of Campus Operations. The series features 10 months of original exhibitions by students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community artists in traditional and pop-up gallery environments. Learn more at and visit for daily visiting hours.

The Student Union Trueblood Gallery is located at 1700 University Drive on the second floor of the Student Union Building. Admission is FREE to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. Parking is available for an hourly fee in metered spaces and in the Lincoln and Brady Garages.