Work of art: Sixth Annual Juried Student Exhibition

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Channel your inner artsy side at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences’ Sixth Annual Juried Student Exhibition.

Displayed in the Don Taft University Center’s Performance and Visual Arts Wing, Gallery 217, the exhibition features 51 pieces of student art. Explore photography, sculptures and everything in between at the exhibit, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 28.

Associate professor in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Tennille Shuster co-directed the exhibition with Assistant Professor Robert Sparrow Jones.

“Every year, we [put on the exhibition] to highlight all of the students that have taken studio art or design courses here at NSU, and we invite them to submit works that we’ve done in class or works that they’ve been doing outside of class on their own, so we have a real variety here,” said Shuster.

Shuster said Anthony Lauro from the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale juried the show, choosing which students’ works would be part of it.

Shuster said, “This year, every medium is represented. We have ceramics, we have graphic design, we have book art, drawing, painting, and sculpture… even some mixed media work.”

She encouraged people to stop by the gallery to celebrate the student work.

“The show is such a variety. Some shows you really try to focus in on one media, but what’s really lovely about this is that you get a sample of everything,” said Shuster.

Baily Glazer, senior marketing major with a minor in studio art, created two mixed media pieces for the gallery.

“They’re kind of vintage pieces and everything I love that embodies me is more vintage, old timey. I feel like I was born in the wrong era,” Glazer.

Glazer hopes people support fellow students and local art by checking out the exhibition.

“There’s some really cool stuff in here that everyone should check out,” said Glazer. “Why not? It’s free.”

Jones has been co-directing the exhibition for two years and thinks this year’s is really diverse.

“There are so many different kinds of works and they’re all very strong,” said Jones.

One of his favorite pieces was edible artwork, a cake, created by Jessica Sanchez, which students ate at the opening reception.

“It invites the viewer to partake in the art or to devour the art not just with your eyes, but with your mouth and stomach,” said Jones, who teaches painting, drawing and studio fine art. “Besides supporting our immediate family of artisans and student artists, some works are very provoking and some of them are really solemn and some tell stories, and some are humorous. It’s for everybody.”

Book artwork

Peri Bowman’s altered book, “Downtime

Group artwork

Amanda Choi’s ink “Rain”, Eileen Ahearn’s graphic design “Thailand Poster Series”, Peri Bowman’s “Theory of Relativity” book art and Jenna Knafo’s charcoal “Mattie”

Jessica Sanchez

Jessica Sanchez’s “Tea Pas Lee (Please Eat),” chocolate cake, eaten at the opening reception

 

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