The Senior Art Exhibit is showcasing series of works from May 1-31 in the Campanella Gallery. The artwork was created by seven different art students that are graduating at the end of this semester.
The students showcased in the exhibit are fine art seniors Ellen Creed, Gabriella Mason, Alexander Meier, Catherine Rose and Kyra Scalf, along with K-12 art education seniors Liza Davis and Erica Mast.
The exhibit highlights the creativity and talent of the graduating seniors. These students are able to use the opportunity to not only show the general public the works they have created, but they are also getting the experience of displaying their works in a gallery to further their future careers.
Each work was handpicked by the the students from works they had recently completed or had completed sometime during their academic career.
Art pieces on display are accompanied by artist statements written by the students in order to tell viewers the stories behind the art pieces, as well as, telling what media were used to create the works.
The students being showcased all used different styles and techniques in their art installments in order to best represent their own unique styles as artists.
Meier turned his passion of Japanese history into a series of pieces featuring Japanese women throughout different eras of Japanese history by using a mixture of hand-drawn illustrations and digital media.
“I’ve always liked history and Japanese culture so I decided that I would combine to two together,” said Meier.
Students, faculty and members of the community are encouraged to visit the gallery anytime Norrington Center is open to see the talented works created by the students. Everyone is also encouraged to attend the artists’ reception on May 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“I think everyone should be interested in art and in the students who have created these pieces,” said Professor of Fine Art and Program Coordinator of Fine Art Andrea K. Lee, Ph.D.
The gallery is free to everyone and is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30p.m., Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 4 to 9 p.m.