ACU’s Biennial Faculty Exhibition, showcasing artwork of the 12 full-time faculty members of the art and design department, hosted its corresponding Artist’s Talk at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
Geoffrey Broderick, associate professor of art and design, said he enjoyed the opportunity to see what other faculty members were doing.
“We don’t normally see into the other professor’s studios,” said. “It’s good to see what they come up with.”
The Artist’s Talk featured eight of the faculty members. Brandon Young, assistant professor of Art and Design, was among them.
“It’s really just a chance for the artist to get up and talk specifically about a piece or a collection of pieces and how they created them, what inspired them and the meaning behind them,” he said.
The Artist’s Talk also serves as an example for students, Young said.
“We hope we can model how to speak about your work to other people,” he said. “We ask students to justify their work throughout their classes.”
Exhibits in the gallery range in their variety, from complex to simple forms. Among the pieces are a fully-functional sailboat, metal castings of apples and cherries, digital designs and more.
“I think most of the work aligned with the different disciplines represented there,” Young said.”We cover a pretty broad spectrum within the fine arts, and that’s what you’re seeing in the show.”
The exhibit is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. until Thursday when it closes.