Posted: December 6, 2006
Great art, live jazz, and food by Chef Jeff will mark this year's Annual Student Art Exhibition opening, which will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on December 7 in the Central Services Drawing Studio. The show highlights the work of all the studio courses--painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital art, and drawing--offered on campus this fall.
To prepare, students in professor of art Nancy Campbell's Printmaking 1 class were busy earlier this week deciding what to include in the show. "The exhibition is a chance for students to display their work and also to see the work produced in other studio classes," Campbell said. And, according to Campbell, just as the show has grown in scope every year since it started more than a decade ago, so have the number of exhibitors. "We have an unusual number of students participating this year," Campbell said. "For the first time ever at the College, we offered five Drawing 1 classes this semester." To accommodate the large volume of student work, the show will be hung informally--salon style--with paintings, prints, drawings, and photos from floor to ceiling.
The show also gives students a chance to see what art classes they'd like to take next. While Nicole Alden '09, who participated in last year's show, is most interested in mixed media and collage, she's exploring printmaking in Campbell's course this semester. An art major from Los Angeles, California, Alden is definitely thinking about pursuing another printmaking class. "Printmaking is time consuming but fun," Alden said.
Gazal Singhal '08, an architecture studies major from New Delhi, India, had never heard of printmaking before she came to Mount Holyoke. "I didn't know what printmaking was," Singhal said. Now she's hooked and might take a 200-level course.
Both Alden's and Singhal's prints will be on display at the exhibition, which is arranged by class.
The show runs through Sunday, December 10, and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bonnie Miller.