Senior Exhibition 2006 Open Saturday, April 22
PLATTSBURGH, NY __ More than 250 works by 23 student artists and four student art
historians will be on display during the 2006 Senior Exhibition, which opens Saturday,
April 22, at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. The opening
begins with artist lectures from 3 to 4 p.m. and a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. in the
Burke Gallery, Myers Fine Arts Building. The lectures and reception are free and open
to the public.
The exhibit will be on display in the Burke and Myers Lobby Galleries through May 20.
The works being presented will be in the mediums of sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, photography and graphic design. These works were produced by art students studying for their bachelor's of art of bachelor's of fine art degree at SUNY Plattsburgh.
The exhibition is being curated by the senior students in the show under the direction of Edward Brohel, director of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum.
"Both the materials in the exhibition itself and the process of presenting it have been part of the art learning process," said Brohel.
The artists included in the show are Kimberly Ames, Rachel Barde, Andrea Becker, Scott Bigelow, Sean Cayea, Ryan Collette, Jeremiah Cross, Jessica Denaro, Patricia Detweiler, Anthony Fitzsimmons, Naresh Francois, Gerald Gardner, Elizabeth Grades, Chrinstina Hasel, Greagory Hines, Ashley Hudson, Brent Johnson, Henrietta Keith, Whitney Kuriger, Benjamin Plante, Graeme Richardson, William Ruller, Samantha Schantz, Vincent Schunk, Barbara Wheeler, Natsuiki Takiguchi and Robert Ziemba.
Student participation in the show was approved by studio reviews from the art department faculty, and the structure of the show was decided by the participating seniors and a student management team. Another student team, serving as agents for the class, produced the show catalogue.
"Many conclusions can be drawn from the exhibition," said Brohel. "The thoroughness of craft is seen throughout the show, which presents tradition and innovation, both in the concepts and the making of art."
Student artist Anthony Fitzsimmons said that his work for the show united his artistic skill to create a more complete piece of artwork.
"SUNY Plattsburgh has taught me the necessary skills on how to become a more versatile graphic designer." Fitzsimmons said. "As artists, we express our experiences, beliefs and ideas through what we create. I feel that true artists are not focused on one aspect of art but rather on many different aspects of art. 'Art is the universal language.'"
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