Fourteen graduating art majors will offer the capstone art projects, which span painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, performance and video, April 6-May 6 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public opening reception for “As of Yet Unknown” is Thursday, April 6, from 4-6 p.m.
“This year’s class projects engage a variety of subject matter from works that draw on personal enjoyment with nature to intoxicatingly sparkly works encrusted in glitter,” says Nathan Huff, Westmont assistant professor of art. “Others use their art to challenge cultural norms and bring up discussions of politically charged topics including gun control, transient experience, and culture’s propensity to sexualize objects. I am looking forward to seeing the diverse range of media and concepts presented from this year’s graduating class.”
The show features graduating seniors Sahara Barrett, Beau Brown, Briana Gaultiere, Ryn Grotelueschen, Jenna Haring, Alyssa McKee, Judah Milner, Thomas Rubio, Aly Smith, Arianna Spiller, Sawyer Tautz, Bailey Tripp, John Wright, and Benjamin Zacaroli.
Ken and Francie Jewesson are sponsoring the exhibition. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. It is closed Sundays and college holidays. For more information, please visit www.westmontmuseum.org or contact the museum at (805) 565-6162.