Opening this Friday at the Wright Museum, it’s the annual senior studio art exhibition. The exhibit is the culmination of four years of dedicated study alongside faculty and peer critique.
The four galleries and the courtyard of the museum will be filled with the varied and accomplished works from this years seniors: Carly Newman, Epiphany Compton, Erin Laskin, Dena Winter, Sydney Vize, Roxanna Sanchez-Avila, Sarah Delong, Peter Nattinger, and Nathan Fritz.The Senior Art Exhibition, a practice that began in 1947, isn't just a chance for studio art seniors to show off their hard work, it's an integral part of their Beloit art education. The student artists are responsible for orchestrating all aspects of their show, from installing and lighting their shows, to catering the opening and promoting the event, and much more. With guidance from the art department faculty and the staff at the Wright Museum, each artist is able to experience creating a professional gallery show. Beyond good food and good art, this year's winner of the Ellen Malsch Memorial Prize in Art will be announced at the opening. The Ellen Malsch Memorial Prize in Art honors the life and work of Ellen Malsch, a noted painter, and is awarded by the faculty to the studio art senior whose work best represents Ellen Malsch's idea of the artistic endeavor: “Art must extend a person's mind and vision beyond what he already knows –henceforth the ever ongoing quest of the artist – to seek – discover – invent – manipulate- formulate and bring forth new symbols – new statements.”
Urgent: will be on display from April 17 until commencement. Join us for the opening reception on April 17 at 4:30 p.m.