Ten Grace College seniors are featured in the senior artwork showcase in Mount Memorial Gallery at Grace College. This is the third and final senior art exhibit for students in the department of visual, performing, and media arts. Today through April 16, their cumulative and thesis work will be display Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 1 – 4 p.m. The opening reception with the artists will take place Fri., April 8, from 7 – 9 p.m.
The exhibit showcases the students’ individual talents and academic skills acquired at Grace. There are 10 participants: graphic design majors Emily Propp, Megan Donley, Lindsay Lapp, Brittany Salazar, Emalie Mooren, Anna Cone, and Christian Sampson, illustration majors Katherine Morrisore and Nathan Stampe, and art and illustration major Katherine Barr.
In the art program, students get to work with a variety mediums, from traditional to digital. “I liked learning to use the Adobe programs,” Salazar said. Stampe enjoyed his experience with 3-D and ceramics, while Donley favored the mediums used in her visual storytelling project. Lapp added, “Grace fulfilled my academic needs, but it also provided genuine community.”
The Grace College art department’s goal is to equip graduates with the ability to communicate visually, possess professional skills and be able to analyze works from historical and contemporary cultural perspectives. Students learn to demonstrate excellence in creative work that ultimately serves in their calling as artists, Christians and professionals.