Anderson, Indiana

Spring Senior Exhibition features work of six graduates in Art+Design

Tue, 2014-03-11 07:56 -- univcomm

The Jessie C. Wilson Galleries at Anderson University is proud to present Show Up, Show Down, an exhibition of senior works by six Anderson University, Department of Art + Design graduating seniors from April 5 - May 9, 2014.

The seniors have titled the exhibition “Show Up, Show Down”. The name is a call to action that also references and acknowledges the struggles that often come with the territory of creative endeavors. This year’s diverse group of seniors presents work representing a wide range of interests and disciplines.

In the exhibit, visitors can expect to see painting, digital design, functional design, bookmaking, ceramics, and woodworking pieces from these six students when the exhibition opens on Saturday, April 5. The opening reception takes places from 3-5 p.m. on April 5.

Following the exhibit, on Thursday, April 10, and Tuesday, April 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., each senior will be giving a brief gallery talk. These informal talks will give each artist and designer an opportunity to share two points from their senior paper, addressing the background, influences and conceptual and visual concerns in their studio works and practices.

The Jessie C. Wilson Galleries serve Anderson University and East Central Indiana with monthly exhibitions that feature the work of regionally and nationally recognized artists. Through these exhibitions, the gallery is dedicated to enriching and engaging AU students, as well as promoting the visual arts within the greater community.

Jessica Bentley (Fine Arts Studio)
Jessica has created a series of paintings, drawings and prints that explore an entangled world of tension and release using invented, but believable landscape motifs.

Kyle Boyer (Visual Communication Design Major)
Kyle Boyer has designed and illustrated a book containing instructional diagrams for twelve of his original origami aircraft designs.

Derek Cox (Visual Communication Design Major)
Derek has designed and constructed a series of seven longboard decks featuring graphics inspired by his closeknit cohort.

Kaylyn Means (Visual Communication Design Major)
Kaylyn has designed a series of seven packages containing cards of gratitude.

Jessica Pickens (Visual Communication Design Major)
Jessica has authored and designed a book accompanied by mixed media posters with the theme of the importance of memories.

Laura Reilly (Visual Arts Education Major)
Laura has created a handmade illustrated children’s book and a series of narrative and portrait paintings.

For additional information contact Tai Lipan at or call (765) 641-4322. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.