‘Art Party! Activate Your Imagination’ opens ‘The Student Creative Suite ‘22’ at the Schaefer Gallery Posted on October 14th, 2022 by

Opening Friday October 15 at Gustavus Adolphus College’s Schaefer Art Gallery Art Exhibit is “The Student Creative Suite ‘22.” This exhibit will be on display until November 10, 2022.

Running for the second year in a row, this exhibit features the work of Junior Studio Art Major Summer Grant Recipients Taite Stevens Aldrich and Oleander Meierhoff, both current seniors. Along with this, it showcases the recipients of the Faculty/Student Collaboration Research Grant, Professor Priscilla Briggs and Cora Hentges.

This exhibit will also feature the work of Professor Betsy Byers’ first term seminar (FTS) course Good Art Bad Art, in which students examine art that has been previously shunned away by society.​​

Nicolas Darcourt, Professor and Studio and Visual Arts Programs Manager at Gustavus, when asked about this exhibit, said “this exhibit highlights student work and student creativity,” emphasizing that this is the students’ exhibit. Although professors were there to supervise and work out the logistics, this exhibit is carried by the efforts of the students.

A variety of different mediums will be portrayed, showcasing the strengths of different students, with Darcourt saying “a visitor would see paintings, three dimensional work, photography, as well as a zine, that would be the junior art majors (now seniors). The FTS class has a total gambit of work. I’m looking forward to it.” This exhibit is made up of an accumulation of work, students experimenting with different mediums to appeal to everyone.

“The Student Creative Suite ‘22” is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4  p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Along with this, the exhibit is having a public reception on October 15 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. as a part of the new event Art Party! Activate Your Imagination, which is a new push by the art department to get the public more involved.


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