Four ACU students will demonstrate what they accomplished during their college career at a senior art show, opening in the Shore Art Gallery on Friday.
Mandy Lambright, senior graphic design major from Carlsbad, N.M., Bethany Peterson, senior two-dimensional art major from Abilene, Brandy Rains, senior art major from Fort Worth and Megan Teel, senior art major from Abilene, are the four women who will showcase their artwork in Friday’s senior art show. They have chosen the title “Shake the Dust.”
“The show’s name ‘Shake the Dust’ is from a poem by Anis Mojgani,” Peterson said. “It’s really a cool poem about how when life gets you down, you just need to shake off the dust. Kind of like the rap song, ‘you need to get that dirt off your shoulder’.”
These women have worked hard throughout college to be able to present their work in the show.
“For all four of us, it’s been a really long process. Megan and I are both fifth-year seniors, and so it has taken a while to get where we are now,” Lambright said. “We are really excited for our future, and for our friends and family to come and see where all of the money has gone that they have put toward our education, and to see that it is paying off and that we are doing something with it.”
A senior art show is mandatory for all art majors to graduate.
“Everyone has to do a senior show,” Peterson said. “Our teacher, Jack Maxwell, puts all the seniors into groups and assigns you when you go. Then it’s really a group thing where you all have to work together to make it happen.”
The show will display various types of art from each of the women.
“We all do different types of art,” Lambright said. “The show will show anything from print making to graphic design to poster design to charcoal drawings – whatever we think is our best work from the past four to five years.”
The opening night is Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. It will be an open reception for anyone to enjoy. The show will continue to be open for the next two to three weeks.
“We want people to come and enjoy the art instead of thinking about school. Shake off your troubles,” Peterson said.