Seniors Share Inspirational, Innovative Art
Nine Alma College seniors are showcasing artwork that they feel best
represent what they have learned and accomplished over the past four
The annual Senior Art Show is on display from Monday, March 17 through Saturday, April 19 in the Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery in the Clack Art Center at Alma College. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Admission is free and open to the public. For information, call (989) 463-7220.
“This year’s senior show is very diverse,” says Carrie Parks-Kirby, professor of art and design at Alma College. “We have many students who are double majors —students who have majored not only in art and design but also in biology, business administration or psychology. Just as they have interests in multiple academic areas, these students also have interests in different art mediums.”
The exhibit showcases predominantly drawings but also paintings, sculptures, digital pieces, ceramics, photographs, “and all kinds of permeations of these different mediums,” says Parks-Kirby.
“The senior art show is a requirement for students pursuing Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees,” says Parks-Kirby. “They are required to put together a show of their best work from their time at Alma, and to do it professionally. They install it themselves. They do the publicity. They host a reception. And then their work is critiqued by an outside review panel.”
The following senior art and design students will display their work:
• Craig Boyles, a Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate from Charlotte, is showing oil on canvas, mixed media, drypoint intaglio, digital inkjet prints and charcoal. He is a graduate of Charlotte High School.
• Amanda Brady, an art education major from Alma, is presenting welded metal, acrylic earthenware, graphite, copper, oil, watercolor pencil, india ink and stoneware. She is a graduate of Alma High School.
• Taylor Erwin, a Bachelor of Arts candidate from Fenton, is displaying mixed media, oil pastels, gelatin silver prints, plaster with metal armature, welded metal, offset lithographs and digital inkjet prints. She is a graduate of Fenton High School.
• Jessica Gradel, a Bachelor of Science candidate from Curtice, Ohio, is showing charcoal, mixed media, oil, painted earthenware, digital inkjet print, and stoneware. She is a graduate of Genoa High School in Genoa, Ohio.
• Renee Pietila, a Bachelor of Arts candidate from Jenison, is presenting gelatin silver prints, charcoal and conte crayon, oil on canvas, copper and rope, wood and mulberry paper, and oak and ceramic tiles. She is a graduate of Jenison High School.
• Eric Noseda, a Bachelor of Arts candidate from Eastpointe, is displaying aquatint intaglio, charcoal, ink and prints. He is a graduate of South Lake High School in St. Clair Shores.
• Jamie Roggenbuck, an art education major from Snover, is showing linoleum cuts, aquatint intaglio, graphite, monotypes, prismacolor, china marker, earthenware with pine frames, pine and fabric, and metal, She is a graduate of Marlette High School.
• Heather Saputo, a Bachelor of Arts candidate from Macomb Township, is presenting wheel-thrown and glazed stoneware, raku-fired ceramics, glazed stoneware, pastels, and conte crayon. She is a graduate of East Detroit High School in Eastpointe.
• Meredith Szucs, a Bachelor of Arts candidate from Brunswick, Ohio, is displaying digital inkjet prints, color pastels, earthenware, copper, charcoal, welded steel, ballpoint pen, and graphite. She is a graduate of Brunswick High School.
The Senior Show Reception takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29 in the Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery at Alma College. Admission is free and open to the public. The artists involved in the show will show and discuss their work.
Posted: Wed, March 19th, 2008 at 11:22AM