ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Works by seven student artists at St. Bonaventure University will be featured in the 2012 Senior Thesis Exhibition opening Friday, March 23, at the University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
The exhibition opens with a welcoming reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Winifred Shortell Kenney Gallery. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the artists will offer brief comments about their work.
Refreshments will be served on The Quick Center’s mezzanine. All events, other than the play, are open to the public at no charge. Tickets for the play may be purchased by calling The Quick Center Box Office at (716) 375-2494.
The evening’s showcase event, the exhibition by graduating visual arts majors, will be one of the largest in recent years, and the first exhibited at the university’s world-renowned arts center in some time, said Constance Pierce, associate professor of visual arts at St. Bonaventure.
“The exhibition features challenging and intriguing work by seven young artists,” said Pierce, who directed the exhibition project. “They offer a wide range of styles, concepts and mediums including work in drawing, painting, visual journals, watercolors, sculpture, and sketchbooks.”
Students participating in the exhibition include:
The 2012 Senior Thesis Exhibition also provides some special features, said Pierce. Artists Ryan and Durkin will collaborate on a large-scale graffiti wall that will be created outdoors and then wheeled into the gallery for the exhibition’s opening reception.
Also, several artists will share intimate views of their creative process by displaying mixed-media art journals and sketchbooks. These will be shown in glass cases within the gallery, so visitors are able to view the young artists’ preparatory studies and imaginative concepts along with their completed major series of works on the gallery walls.
The exhibition runs through April 14.
Galleries at The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts are open to the public at no charge year round. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, go to www.sbu.edu/quickcenter.
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