The artwork of seventeen graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students will be on display at the Edna Carlsten Gallery in three separate exhibitions.
Six student artists will be displaying work in painting, photography, glass and mixed media for their show, “Corporeal Echoes.”
The works of Terri Bailey, Lexi LaLuzerne, William Mell, Anne Morgan, Cameron Zamzow and Tim Zeszutek open April 17 and run through April 24.
Tim Zeszutek, senior BFA student with a 2D and graphic design emphasis, says that each day is a learning experience. “It’s interesting to me because as I lay down each brush stroke I begin to realize more and more what the painting is about, eventually figuring out the title of the piece after it is completed.”
Some artists have more personal connections to their artwork.
Lexi LaLuzerne, senior BFA student with a 3D emphasis, says, “I normally do such personalized artwork that is used as a regurgitation of emotions felt in my own life.”
LaLuzerne’s current work is a time-based piece referencing the degradation of our lives captured in tiny moments.
Art by Bethany Berres, Jesse Coraggio, Kendra Eckert, Brooke Newman, Taylor Quade and Kat Skinner will be exhibited April 30 through May 8.
Bethany Berres, fifth year BFA student with 2D emphasis, says, “Working with fellow artists, professors, and the gallery director has given us first-hand professional experience that will help each of us as we transition from student to professional artist.”
Students have put a tremendous amount of work into each exhibit. Not only are the BFA students graduating with this experience for the future, they are displaying tangible proof of their passion for art.
“This exhibition is the day that all BFA students work for,” says Brooke Newman, BFA student with a 2D emphasis.
The final BFA exhibition has works by Lydia Foss, Andrew Honold, Emily Kuchenbecker, Jordan Kuhn, and Erin Tate and is open from May 13 through May 22.
“These exhibitions will feature selections of student work in blown and cast glass, book making, ceramics, drawing, painting, performance, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and video,” says Leslie Walfish, Edna Carlsten Gallery Curator.
In addition to BFA students, interior architecture students will display work in the upper balcony of the Noel Fine Arts Center and those in graphic design will exhibit in the lower courtyard from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 13.