Four seniors will showcase their artwork at the first Senior Exhibition of the semester titled “Rooted” on at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Shore Art Gallery.
Those students who will be showing their work are: Cynthia Quesada, Sydney Jones, Alanna Lively and Shelby Woodard.
The senior show allows senior art students to show off their artwork that they have worked on over their four years at ACU. Their family, friends and professors all come out to support their hard work over the course of their time in the Department of Art and Design.
Seniors pair up with four to eight of their friends to put their artwork on display. Seniors are allowed to display 12 or more pieces of artwork in the gallery.
Shelby Woodard, a senior interior design and architecture major from Frisco, said the art show is a time for the student to reflect on their time in the art and design program at ACU.
“It’s part of your senior year its kind of nice to go back and look at all the work that you have done and the progress you’ve made,” Woodard said, “Its also getting to share that with friends and family is a kind of a fun and exciting thing.”
Artwork that is displayed during the exhibits varies from graphic design posters, clay pottery and sculptures to oil paintings on canvas.
Mike Wiggins, chair of the department, said it’s fun to see how some students progress from freshman to senior year.
“I think it’s a great capstone to a student’s experience to have an opportunity to show four years of work in one environment,” Wiggins said, “to invite their friends, their family and their professors and use that as a way to finish off their time at ACU. And I think that is meaningful.”
The Art Gallery is in the Don Morris Building by Moody Coliseum. An archive of past Senior Art shows is online at http://blogs.acu.edu/artanddesign/senior-shows/.