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Seniors display work in art show

By Lesley Covington
Senior Staff Writer

April 12 is the last day to see the Senior Art Show in Locklear Hall before the works are moved to UNC-Chapel Hill from April 20 to approximately Oct. 20.            

Amanda Perrin, a senior art major, views the work of fellow senior art major Dharmista Patel in the A.D. Gallery.   Patel’s work is featured in the gallery along with art from four other senior art majors.

Photo by Lesley Covington
Amanda Perrin, a senior art major, views the work of fellow senior art major Dharmista Patel in the A.D. Gallery.   Patel’s work is featured in the gallery along with art from four other senior art majors.

The exhibition is scheduled for showing in the General Administration building outside Erskine Bowles’ office.            

“They’ve worked very hard, and we’re very proud of what they’ve done,” said Dr. Richard Gay, assistant professor in the Art Department.            

"There will be about 45 works on display by UNCP students, and the exhibition will last about six months,” Gay said.

The art-on-loan program at UNC-Chapel Hill showcases work from each of the UNC campuses on a rotating basis.            

Dharmista Patel, one of the artists currently on display, concentrates on interior design and reflects this in her work.            

"I like doing stuff that people can actually put in their homes,” she said.            
           
She was working with landscapes, but her newest work highlights her less serious side.            

“I wanted to try something more playful, more decorative, more contemporary,” Patel said.            
           
Besides Patel, four other graduating seniors have work on display now: Amanda Bartley, Dylan Dean, Beverly Heins and Sara Lane.            

Patel used acrylic paint in her pieces. Dylan Dean and Sara Lane both used wooden blocks to create prints in their works.             Amanda Bartley, who is majoring in art education, designed the ad for this year’s Senior Art Show.            

By dividing a rectangle into six sections, she made room for profiles of the five artists in the show with the upper left division open for each artist’s name.            
           
The next show in the A.D. Gallery will be the Senior and Graduate Student Exhibition from April 15 to May 4.            

The opening reception will be catered by Outback Steakhouse.            
           
That show will feature the work of four seniors and two graduate students.            

Art graduates Larry Harless and Jennifer Ganzel Sherman will showcase paintings, while seniors Mick Correll, Katie Dourte, Norma Lowry and Boyd Smith display ceramics, paintings and drawings.            
           
Correll’s placed one of his ceramic pieces in the kiln to be fired April 9 so that it can be displayed.                      

“It’s just hand-built abstract, stacking pieces on top of each other to create forms,” he said, explaining the appearance of his latest work.            

The current exhibition is the first show, according to Dr. Gay, that has made use of the new vinyl-letter machine in the Art Department.            
           
Each exhibit within the show has its own sign with the artist’s name in stylistic letters.            

The purchase of the machine was made possible by a grant from the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund. The grant is also funding increased publicity for the gallery.            
           
"We haven’t done it yet, but we’re doing a brochure,” Dr. Gay said. “It’ll be information about the gallery and how it serves the community.”     

 

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