Any student who needs a pleasant distraction from the dooming finals week can stop by the second senior art exhibit that opened last Friday in Potter Art Gallery.
Seniors from the art department showcase their accomplishments and what they have learned during their time at Missouri Western during the week-long exhibition. Laura Buhman, a former employee at Western, likes to come visit her old employer and enjoy student performances.
“It’s exciting to see it come full circle, kind of with the first art shows they do in the first few years and then see them when they’re graduating seniors,” Buhman said.
Rebecca Foley, associate professor of art and gallery director, is happy with the turnout and convinced that the exhibit offers many benefits for the students.
“The students helped put up their work, so they got the experience of putting together a show as well as being in it,” Foley said. “This is a chance for the seniors to show their work in a professional setting.”
According to Foley, the show exhibits a wide range of art styles, including graphic design, digital animation, photography, painting, sculpture and print making by 20 students.
Senior Jessica Hill tried her hand on wood carving for the first time and exhibited two of her pieces. Hill, who would like to build movie sets one day, said she enjoyed being part of the show and trying new things.
“I feel that as an artist, all you have to do is create,” Hill said.
The exhibit is open until April 22. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free of charge.