Story Provided by Brett Cox, Megan Jones and Asia Waggle
WEST LIBERTY, W.Va.— West Liberty senior art students are showcasing their best work at the Senior Exhibition on Wednesday, April 19th. The opening reception is to be held at the Nutting Art Gallery from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show is free and the art work is to be displayed up until Thursday, May 11th.
“It’s in this exhibition where they demonstrate their skills, professionalism and creativity. It marks a transition from student to professional”
In this years exhibit, seniors from Art Education and Graphic Design majors are to present a series of their artwork all around a common theme. There are six talented artists in this years exhibition: Jenny Ball, Jessica Bethel, Alyssa Culp, Emily Jesse and Courtney Moore.
“It’s in this exhibition where they demonstrate their skills, professionalism and creativity. It marks a transition from student to professional,” said Brian Fencl, professor of Art at West Liberty University. “Some students create work to be used in their portfolios to find future employment and some use the exhibition to create art for the sake of creating art. Most students put between 125 to 150 hours worth of work into it.”
The Senior Show Exhibition began around 10 years ago by Professor Robert Villamagna and Paul Padgett, former professor at West Liberty University. The show has evolved with the addition of digital portfolios, by Professor Brian Fencl within the last few years. The seniors work all semester on their series and it counts for an entire class grade.