Posting Date: November 4, 2011
Fall 2011 Senior Exhibitions
Graduating visual arts students display their work
By Stephen Chamblee
Senior Exhibition I reception on Nov. 1
Photo by Tracie L. Hinnant
Works by graduating visual arts students will be featured in two exhibitions in the Art Gallery, Sturgis Library. Senior Exhibition I opened on Nov. 1 and will run though Nov. 10. The second exhibition will open Nov. 22 to Dec. 6. A reception is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on opening night.
Participation in the senior exhibition is part of each student's graduation requirements. The works on display were created specifically for the exhibit. "It's about showing they can now produce a cohesive body of work that is united thematically or single pieces of work that highlight the level of skill they have achieved in their concentration area," says gallery assistant, Mary-Elizabeth Watson.
Throughout the course of the semester, students worked under the guidance of a professor, in one of KSU's eight visual arts concentrations, to develop the theme and presentation of their exhibit. "We strongly encourage development of the professional side of being an artist,” explains Watson. “This involves being able to speak about your work, write about it intelligently, and communicate to your audience clearly through your artist's statement."
The Art Gallery, Sturgis Library is open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and Saturday 1 – 4 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information about exhibitions at Kennesaw State University, click on the “Gallery” link at www.kennesaw.edu or call 770-499-3223.