New gallery exhibits students’ artwork
By Mark Schulman
Campus Life Editor
The Senior Art Show is now on display in the Locklear Hall art gallery.
For 30 years, graduating art students have been participating in the exhibition.
This is the first year students have had the opportunity to display their work in Locklear Hall’s new art gallery.
It allows students to express themselves on a different level so they can display larger displays and more diverse forms of art.
Photo by Mark Schulman
“Pensive” by James M. Locklear (front) and “The Magic Chef” by Austin Sheppard (back) can now be seen on exhibit at the Senior Art Show.
Students are freed from the space constraints of the former gallery and have taken advantage of the wide open space of the showroom.
For example, “Contraband” by Raymond J. Adrian III dangles from the elevated ceiling by a 15-foot chain.
“It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate and to share their accomplishments with the university and the community,” Dr. Richard Gay of the art department said.
A panel of judges, including Gay, carefully picked over a dozen works to be showcased from approximately 45 submissions.
The Senior Art Show gives students exposure and gives them real-life experience in the selecting process.
Senior Ivan R. Tapia was chosen to display his work and said, “Knowing my art went through a selecting process with other peoples’ art was an indicator that I should keep producing more work and is definitely a morale booster.”
The art show continues through Dec. 12.