Andrew Calvetti

Andrew Calvetti

Drawing, wood carving, blade smithing, painting, acting, and, naturally, writing—all of these skills are just elements in Andrew Calvetti’s greater story.

“I consider myself an artist,” he states, picking each sentence with the care of a writer. His head is chaotically vibrant outside as well as inside. A thin young man occasionally seen longboarding across campus, Andrew is easily identifiable by his wild mop of curly brown hair.

Andrew hails from the local Pennsylvania area, where he grew up creating everything from a radio show with his older brother, to blades with a propane forge in his backyard.

He began at Geneva College as a communication major, intending to go into the world of filmmaking. He enjoys many different aspects of film, after all, and hopes his future includes screenwriting and preproduction elements like set and costume design. “It’s designing the movie’s soul, basically,” Andrew puts it.

But soon Andrew switched to writing, with a creative writing concentration, in the understanding that his diverse field of interests can still be explored through Geneva’s welcoming community. His edifying classes, engaging friends and entertaining extracurricular activities have proven this understanding correct.

His favorite class is one loved by quite a few Geneva students: Humanities 103. For Andrew, the humanities introduction class, a staple for freshmen, “brings to bear the reality of the transcendent God to life in the college context.”

An honors student, Andrew is quick to support the program. “It’s the sort of community that couldn’t exist anywhere else on campus,” he says.

Among his many projects is the Film Fest, Geneva’s annual filmmaking event. Given Andrew’s interests in the vocation,

he is always hard at work planning out his next short student film for the Fest. Andrew also acted in the 2013 spring production of Midsummer Night’s Dream, playing a fairy servant to Queen Tatiana.

Andrew hopes to spend his college years finding new ways to interact with the world and finding new narratives to tell. “I think as a Christian artist, it’s irresponsible to spin out a story without a deeper meaning. We’re called to interact with the world,” he says.

-Adam Rowe '14