Senior Exhibition Opens in Hillstrom Museum

Posted on May 3rd, 2010 by

The Hillstrom Museum of Art presents Atypical 9 to 5 Senior Exhibition 2010, on view from May 1 through May 30, 2010.

The exhibition highlights the student careers of seventeen studio art majors at Gustavus and is a culminating event in their curriculum as well as a required component of the major.  The exhibit demonstrates the diversity of approaches and styles of the artists, some of whom intend to continue studying or working in art after graduation.  On display are works by Jamie M. Dufek (from St. Paul), Robert G. Dunn (from Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Ross J. Elenkiwich (from Brookings, South Dakota), Christopher F. Elveru (from West Grove, Pennsylvania), Kali C. Griggs (from Burnsville), Tory J. Herman (from Shoreview), Michael T. Johnson (from Spicer), Jonathan K. Kamrath (from Hutchinson), Kristina M. Kelly (from Brooklyn Center), Alex Messenger (from Deephaven), Kaitlyn M. O’Bryan (from Waukesha, Wisconsin), Rachel S. Pedersen (from Three Lakes, Wisconsin), Caitlin V. Peterson (from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin), Aarón Regla Bretón (from Atizapán de Zaragoza, Mexico), Amanda G. Skarphol (from Windom), Katie L. Umenthum (from Rapid City, South Dakota), and Kate Wiedman (from Omaha, Nebraska).

Their works were created using a variety of different materials, including traditional media such as painting on canvas, watercolor on paper, charcoal on maps, prints, glazed stoneware, bronze, photography and video.  There are also mixed media pieces that incorporate diverse objects such as an egg roll wrapper, a fortune cookie fortune, aspirin, and ceramic birds adjacent to a tree drawn in charcoal.

Each artist is represented by her or his artwork and also by a personal statement reflecting the student’s artistic goals and aesthetic philosophy.  The exhibition was selected from a group of submissions by each artist, and faculty from the Department of Art and Art History served as jurors, choosing the strongest works from each artist.  The installation of the exhibit was executed with assistance from the students, and a number of the works on view are being offered for sale.

The Hillstrom Museum of Art is located in the lower level of the College’s Jackson Campus Center.  Free parking for visitors is available in nearby lots.  Regular Museum hours are weekdays 9:00 to 4:00 and weekends 1:00 to 5:00.  The exhibition is free and open to the public and all are welcome.

Further information can be found at the Museum’s website at www.gustavus.edu/finearts.hillstrom.

 

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