The clock ticks as six students from the Department of Art and Design showcase their talent at the senior art show. The show, entitled Gray Matter, will open in the Shore Art Gallery on Friday.
Gray Matter is the part of the brain that routes stimuli from your senses in order to create a response.
“We wanted something that would go with the brain and with thinking,” said Gentry Griffin, senior art major from Athens. “Creating art is a process both mental and physical. You come up with an idea and then in some form or fashion you display that idea.”
The gallery will open at 6 p.m. and will feature a compilation of the student’s artwork from throughout their time at ACU. There will be music, finger food and drinks for viewers as they browse.
At 6:30 p.m., the artists will be introduced by a professor of their choice. Each artist will talk about their pieces and their progression through art.
“It’s a time to finally get a look at what we’ve done,” said James Vokes, two-dimensional design major from Atlanta, Ga. “You can see what our work has been about and where we’re going.”
The gallery plans to host the seniors’ work until March 12.
“It’s really going to be fun,” said Jackie Brunk, senior graphic design major from Jackson Hole, Wyo. “Getting this ready has been a lot of work, but it’s going to be worth it.”