Art students prepare to unveil “Industry” exhibit

Wed, 2012-07-25 10:41 -- univcomm

Students studying through the Department of Art and Design will unveil the fall senior show, entitled “Industry,” on November 23 at 3 p.m. at the old Anderson Electronics building (1331 Main) located at the corner of 14th and Main in Anderson. The title of the show is connected to the industrious education and execution of art—involving collaborative and individual efforts combined to create a successful exhibit. “Industry” will have an opening reception on Sunday, November 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. Students will publicly present their theses at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 24, at 6 p.m. Visitors may enjoy refreshments and meet the artists during both events.

“The exhibit is designed to give something back to friends, family, colleagues and community who have invested in each of us as artists through financial, emotional and spiritual support,” said Kyle Jaracz, a senior at Anderson University majoring in Graphic Design. “We are excited to share our work with the community—to give something back of our time and our talents in the same way the community has given to us.”

The show will feature AU senior art students Jeremiah Balius, Kyle Jarzacz, Lauren Schlichte and Elizabeth Thomson. Student work will be communicated through a variety of medium including glass, sculpture, design, painting, woodblocks and mixed media to name a few. The opening afternoon and exhibit is free for public viewing November 23-December 13 (with the exception of November 28 and 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.). The exhibit will be open during these weeks at the following times: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 2-6 p.m.

The Anderson University Department of Art and Design requires students in their final semester of study to coordinate and execute a Senior Exhibition. The “Industry” exhibit provides the opportunity for each student to display creative pieces that best represent their development and learning process. The entire exhibit teaches students the dynamics involved with presenting their work professionally.

Offering majors in fine arts studio, studio glass, graphic design, general studies in art and art education, Anderson University's Department of Art and Design teaches five of the more than 60 undergraduate programs that are offered at Anderson University. In addition, the university offers graduate programs in business, education and theology. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution comprised of approximately 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students.