Senior Art Exhibition now open

Posted By Horizon Staff April 11th, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment : 0 COMMENTS

Meg Wolfgram
Staff Writer

Friends and family gathered in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art on Thursday, April 4 to enjoy the spectacular work of some very talented graduating art majors. The opening reception for “12 Speed” triggered many exuberant utterances from impressed onlookers.

Proud art professors smiled giddily as they praised their students’ artwork to anyone with a listening ear. 
Fellow students shared in the enthusiasm. Third-year Jacqueline Firestone expressed her excitement for the final project of her roommate, Ali Stork (’13). Firestone, who has witnessed the process and heard about Stork’s pieces throughout the semester, said, “This is so cool to see Ari’s pieces and what the other artists have made after hearing about the pieces from Ari throughout the semester.”

Graduating art major Bekah Rogers said, “With our small class size, we were able to really utilize the space in the art museum, and each person’s pieces represent the artist well. This was the first time I truly put myself into my art, and I love it!”

Another graduating art major, Avary Mitchell has created three incredible dresses that tell a story of redemption with corresponding verses from the Bible. This three-piece installation was received warmly and with an appreciation for Mitchell’s talent at communicating a synthesis of her life experiences and faith.

Fellow exhibitor Benjamin Bisson commented on the show, saying, “This show isn’t just about us showing off the technique or competence that we have learned over the past four years; it’s a combination of content and form, and each student’s work is an expression of something very personal and moving.” He is very thankful for all of the support from the Westmont community.

The art show will run until the end of the school year. Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., the Ridley-Tree Museum is a convenient rest stop in between classes or a perfect destination for a long afternoon visit. Come and see the magnificent works of graduating art majors Paige Boies, Benjamin Bisson, Tim Cederwall, Andrew Loy, Avary Mitchell, Amelia Neal, Alisha Paulsen, Bekah Rogers, Talia Sheets, Kalie Stier, Ari Stork and Samantha Watts.

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