Presented by the William Simpson Arts Series and the William Blizard Gallery, the Springfield College community currently has the opportunity to view the finest work produced by graduating senior Art majors. The Graduating Senior Art Exhibition opened on Sunday, April 6 and will remain open to the public until April 24.
“The work in the exhibit is done specifically for the senior show, but represents what they have learned in four years in regards to creating art, utilizing the formal elements of design and the principles of organization,” explained Associate Professor of Art, Ronald Maggio.
Criteria dictate that the work must also be thematic or series oriented. Students may decide to do work of personal nature, or subject matter that allows for experimentation and discovery.
The wide range of artwork displayed in the exhibition consists of drawings, paintings, mixed-media pieces, sculptures, photographs and computer graphics/digital arts.
For much of the graduating seniors, the exhibition is a chance to show off their most exquisite and focused work to date. Following an undergraduate career spent honing and fine-tuning skills, the seniors have stretched their creative limits to new lengths.
“It feels good to look back on this year’s artwork, to realize how much progress has been made since freshman year,” reflected senior Computer Graphics/Digital Arts major Erich Voelker. Voelker’s digital media works are on display in the exhibit.
A gallery reception will be held on Sunday, April 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is open to the public and to the college-wide community; families, friends and faculty will also be present.
The gallery can be viewed between the hours of 9:30 a.m.. and 4 p.m. It is located in the Visual Arts Center, located on the second floor of Blake Hall. The campus community should not miss out on viewing this year’s exhibit, which Maggio remarks is “strong and shows a great deal of creativity and excellent craftsmanship.”
More people from the college community should venture over to see some very fine exhibitions by not only students, but local, regional, national, even international artists that are on exhibit throughout the academic year. The William Blizard Gallery is the only gallery on campus and belongs to Springfield College.