Each spring, art lovers from across the campus and greater community flock to the Daura Gallery for the Senior Thesis Exhibition, a display of artwork created by graduating graphic design and studio art students.
This year, due to COVID-19, the exhibit is being presented online, as what art department chair and graphic design professor Ursula Bryant describes as a “digital showcase.”
“When faced with the challenges of moving to online learning and knowing that our seniors are mourning missed opportunities and lost memories, we knew the show must go on,” Bryant said. “These students will be forever bonded in the unique stories they will share about the final months of their senior year in college. Watching them persevere and push through has been inspiring.”
The exhibit includes everything from landscape paintings and photography to skateboard designs and a marketing campaign for Doggone Good, a bakery that raises awareness for a local animal shelter.
“The work in this year’s exhibition showcases a wide scope and demonstrates the breadth and range of what our students are capable of,” Bryant said. “Including the personal element of student bios allows viewers to connect to these students on a personal level while exploring and soaking in their work.”
The exhibit includes graphic design work by Alyssa Mendoza, Lindsey Mason, Jacklyn Harris, Zach Hancock, Ra’shae Abraham-Massop, and Topaz Eaton. Studio art students exhibiting include Kate McConomy, Emily Sutphin, Kristopher Forren, Kelli Seagle, Katherine Phipps, Jennifer Fitzgerald, and Jacqueline Resau.
You can see all of the artwork and read more about the students here.