On Friday October 23, 2009 two new art exhibits opened in the art building’s Hartfield and Snook galleries. These exhibits will be open until November 20th, and are free for the public to come view.
The Hartfield Gallery is where student’s work is displayed. The current theme is Social and Political Commentary. All the pieces on display convey messages of what is wrong politically and socially in the world. The exhibit includes 2-D works, sculptures and photography. First place went to Kendall McNeilsmith for her piece “Heroes”. The piece uses charcoal, graphite, and color pencil. The piece is for sale, and costs $100. Second place went to Jenna Meyer with her piece “We are Starving for your Fashion”, made from oil and graphite on wood. This piece is also for sale and costs $80. Third place went to James Fuller for his piece “A Big Ol’ Fat C***” and is a drawing. It is available for purchase for $230.
In the Snook Gallery is the Edge exhibit. This exhibit has 2-D and 3-D pieces. The Edge is a contemporary, non-profit co-op. Their primary objective is to “celebrate individuality, uniqueness, encourage the shared vision, and maintain intensity while addressing the often contradictory messages in contemporary art. All the pieces in the exhibit are available for purchase.