Quincy University’s Gray Gallery in Brenner Library will host the annual Baccalaureate-Senior Retrospective, April 16 through May 13, with an artist reception on April 21, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

This one-person exhibition presented by senior Peyton Wiseman, BFA in graphic design, from Payson, Illinois, is a comprehensive showing of works created during his time at QU with a focus area in graphic design.

“I believe that art is the quality with which anything in any capacity can be observed, pondered, heard, felt, or tasted in a manner that can be enjoyed or hated by an audience,” said Wiseman. “Art is a created thing that involves time and effort to develop, which can often hold meaning beyond that which is apparent and visible on the surface level of understanding.”

The baccalaureate show is the capstone of the senior experience through which an art major makes the transition from student to professional. The candidates prepare 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, design the display area, prepare publicity, develop the catalog and arrange a reception.

For more information, contact Gray Gallery curator, Robert Mejer at mejerbob@quincy.edu.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is 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, visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or communityrelations@quincy.edu. Quincy University. Success by Design.