Southeastern’s Visual Art + Design Senior Exhibition, spanning from April 13 to May 13, displays the works from Southeastern’s graduating senior class at the Contemporary Art Gallery on campus.
“The Senior Art Exhibition is a showcase for Southeastern’s graduating seniors where they get the chance to display some of the best work that they’ve created during their final year here at Southeastern,” said Julia Torres, gallery staff member and graphic design major at Southeastern.
The exhibition displays art from several different types of media including ceramics, painting on wood and canvas, graphic design, and even textile works. “One of the best things about the Senior Exhibition is that the body of works are so varied. It’s also pretty impressive that they all come from students here at Southeastern.”
Setup for the Senior Art Exhibition is no easy feat. “The setup for this exhibition took a little over two weeks,” said senior graphic design major and contributor to the exhibition Savannah Perrin. “We have to have that amount of time just because of the amount of pieces the gallery staff needs to hang or arrange. The floor layout needs to be reorganized and some walls need to be repainted or touched up.”
The works Perrin submitted naturally focuses on graphic design, and some were even posters used for events on Southeastern’s campus. “It’s great that I’m able to submit personal works to the exhibition, while also putting in works that I’ve been able to do because of Southeastern. It makes for great experience.”
The exhibition, which is a part of any graduating art major’s final art class called Art 499: Thesis Exhibition, lasts until the end of the semester.