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.