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Senior art majors take the spotlight at Wright

April 10, 2011


After four years of hard work, it’s time for senior studio art majors to shine as they present a final exhibition of their work, "Channels," at the Wright Museum.

This year's seniors (Abigail Kaage, Erin Levy, Irene Rogers, Jack Samels, Mercedes Baker-Kulp, Molly Steigerwald, Norah Perry, Paige Witmer, PaJia Her, and Sara Pace) will exhibit their work throughout the entire museum, a capstone to their arts education at Beloit College.

The artists are responsible for orchestrating all aspects of their show, with details ranging from installing the pieces to composing an artist's statement to lighting design. With guidance from the art department faculty and staff at the Wright Museum, each artist is able to experience creating a professional gallery show. The Senior Art Exhibition has a long history at Beloit College; it began in 1947.

In more recent years, the faculty have presented one artist with the Ellen Malsch Memorial Prize in Art, representing their profound expression of Ellen Malsch's idea of 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." Ellen Malsch was a noted painter whose family and friends set up this award in her honor in December 2001.

Please join them in celebrating this achievement with an opening reception on Friday (April 15) from  4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The show will remain on display until May 15.

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Featured picture: Megan Armstrong's "Closet of the Mind" from the 2010 Senior Show.