AU Art+Design seniors present "Open Studio"

Fri, 2013-03-15 09:15 -- univcomm
March 15, 2013

The Department of Art+Design at Anderson University announces the opening of Open Studio, an exhibition honoring the work of senior art majors on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 4 - 7 p.m. in the Jessie C. Wilson Galleries. The event is free and open to the public, and the exhibit will run April 6 - ­May 10, 2013.

The group exhibition showcasing nine senior art majors celebrates their work and accomplishments over the past four years as students of graphic design, illustration, sculpture, collage, and painting.

Maggie Durbin, of Hamilton, Ohio explores her environment and life through building and subtracting layers of paint.

Stephanie Cochran, of Anderson, Ind., draws parallels between human society and social structures of bugs by observing nature, specifically insects.

Kimmi Klotz, of Anderson, Ind., designs and prints greeting cards through multiple methods of printmaking.

Melissa Strich, of Indianapolis, Ind., collaborates with couples who are engaged to be married to create custom letterpress wedding stationery as well as typographic letterforms.

Nathan Schwecke, of Cincinnati, Ohio, creates a hospitable atmosphere by designing wayfinding signage systems that guide visitors through unfamiliar environments.

Fred Learey, of Indianapolis, Ind., illustrates his study abroad experience through vintage travel poster design.

Erika Chaney, of Fortville, Ind., collaborates with non­profit organizations to create promotional materials such as brochures that are directed toward educational programs.

Yhareli Chamboneth, from Panama City, Panama, uses data visualization as the medium to display quantitative research on undocumented students and their pursuit of higher education.

Candice Huntsman, of St. Louis, Mo., pursues a greater understanding of self by exploring the dialogue of symbols and memories through the art of mixed media collage.

The Jessie C. Wilson Galleries serve Anderson University and East Central Indiana with monthly exhibitions that feature the work of regionally and nationally recognized artists. Through these exhibitions, the gallery is dedicated to enriching and engaging AU students, as well as promoting the visual arts within the greater community.

For more information, contact the director of exhibitions programming, Tai Lipan, at (765) 641-4320 or by email to talipan@anderson.edu. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Visit the Wilson Galleries online to learn about other upcoming gallery events.

The Department of Art+Design at Anderson University offers majors in the areas of fine arts studio, visual communication design, and visual arts education. Students gain experience through intensive studio practice, professional internships, and by working closely with a faculty of professional artists and designers.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of about 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.