Quincy University Gray Gallery To Host Baccalarureate Exhibition
Works by senior art and graphic design majors will be spotlighted as Quincy University’s Gray Gallery hosts the annual Baccalaureate Exhibition, April 25 – May 15. A gallery reception will be held May 1, 2 – 3:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception will be open to the public without charge, thanks to sponsorship by the QU division of fine arts and communication.
The 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 will include Courtney Rohn and Kelsey Strother. Rohn, who will receive a BFA in graphic design with a minor in marketing, will exhibit photography, digital media and ceramics. Strother, who will receive a BFA in studio art, will exhibit a variety of media. Both students have regularly been recognized on the Dean’s List for academic accomplishments and have received a number of scholarships.
The baccalaureate show is the capstone of the senior experience through which a graphic design 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 arts professionals and professors for review and critique.
Additional information about the Baccalaureate Exhibition is available from Gray Gallery curator, Robert Mejer, at 228-5371.