Senior Art Exhibition Reception
April 25, 2014 | 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
An opening reception for the Senior Art Majors Exhibition will be held Friday, April 25, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The reception will be held in the Center for the Arts atrium and will include comments by the art department faculty at 7:30 p.m., followed by music and refreshments.
The Senior Art Majors Exhibition features work in a variety of media by graduating seniors in Houghton College’s art department. The exhibition, a culmination of four years of studio work, is designed, installed, and hosted by the 2014 graduating seniors.
“It’s a time for the students to assume the role of ‘first viewer’ and hopefully get to realize that the work, once created, begins to take on a life of its own apart from the direction of the maker,” states professor of art, John Rhett. “This exhibition is a way for the students to see the work from initial concept to final presentation, in a way that moves beyond simply turning it in as an assignment.”
“There is always thought-provoking work to be seen, in a variety of media, and the level of craft and sophistication of ideas is consistently very high,” says Rhett. “It’s also wonderful for friends and relatives to see the work of their loved ones presented so well. The opening reception is celebratory, crowded and great fun.”
The Senior Art Majors Exhibition is open April 26, through May 10. Visitors may browse the gallery from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.