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Video: Senior Art Exhibit showcases fresh talent

April 03, 2009

This year’s Senior Art Exhibition showcases the works of 22 studio art majors working within the mediums of ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture.

To help students prepare for a career in art and help push their creative boundaries, student art majors are required to complete a senior project. They begin the process by working with faculty to develop proposals for their projects before beginning their senior year and prepare by engaging in a series of practical seminars  and meeting with professional artists from the local, regional and national art scene.

Exhibitors in the show are Nick Benedetti, Zoë Floria Chao Clark, Mac Cooper, Jenica Cruz, Caitlin Ducey, Charlie Ertola, Emilie Esders, Lewis George Feuer, Lila Forte, Kristen Larsen, Robert McCormack, Martin J. Meyer, Sarah C. Mitchel, Joel Newman, Scott Perlitch, Amy Pombo, Michael Rae, Marie E. Shelley, Katherine A. Stark, Katie Sugarman, Kyle J. Thompson, and Jes Williams.

In this video*, Assistant Professor of Art Cara Tomlinson talks about this year’s projects; foreign languages and art major Emilie Esders discusses the process of creating her project titled kiss inc.; painting major Joel Newman ruminates on his inspiration; chemistry and art major Kyle Thompson explains the process behind his paintings; and art major Sarah Mitchel discusses her portrayals of a disassembled view of identity.

The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, April 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. and runs through May 10 at the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art.

*Freshman Ashley Morgan produced this video.

For more information:

Vanessa Fawbush
Communications Officer
503.768.7992
fawbush@lclark.edu