left to right, top to bottom:   Riley Hayes, Beth Pendergraff, Brendan Nelson, Melissa Hough, and Alexis Martin.

Quincy University’s Gray Gallery will host the annual Baccalaureate Exhibition, April 26 – May 15. The virtual exhibition presents a retrospective of each graduate’s growth and artistic development.  Students exhibiting in the show select their best works from a variety of media with a focus on an area of particular interest.

Students presenting works include Riley Hayes, from St. Louis, Mo. majoring in graphic design with a minor in business; Beth Pendergraff, from Paloma, Ill. majoring in graphic design; Brendan Nelson, from Quincy Ill. majoring in graphic design; Melissa Hough, from Norman, Okla. majoring in graphic design; and Alexis Martin, from Warrenton, Mo. majoring in graphic design.

The baccalaureate show is the capstone of the senior experience through which an art major makes the transition from student to professional.  Each candidate prepares a comprehensive portfolio of work, assessing strengths and areas for improvement. The students participate in a senior seminar that enables each to focus on particular facets of development as an artist. During the final semester, the students collaborate to plan a professional show, designing the display area, preparing publicity, developing the catalog and arranging a reception.   Finally, each artist presents his or her portfolio to a panel of art professionals and professors for review and critique.

To view this exhibit online visit https://www.quincy.edu/gray-gallery/. For more information about the Baccalaureate Exhibition, contact Gray Gallery curator, Robert Mejer, at 228-5371.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is celebrating 160 years as a small Catholic university emphasizing the sciences, liberal arts and the professions. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate and adult education programs integrating practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design customized success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. QU is a member of NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or communityrelations@quincy.edu. Quincy University. Success by Design.