Elders from Integrated Art Studios will showcase their work as part of the annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. The event will take place April 10-22 at the College of Design, 181 Gallery.
Dubbed ‘Intentional’, the theme of the exhibition will highlight the diverse experiences of 33 students who graduated from a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Integrated Studio Arts in 2017. It is organized by several sub-committees such as Public Relations , installation, disassembly. , Reception and Digital, which are mainly curated by students.
Carly Ludwig, senior in integrated studio arts attending the exhibit, gave an overview on “Intentional”.
“Any design that we create at the studio, there has to be an intention, there has to be a purpose,” Ludwig said. “And that goes with everything in our life, from our studio to what we want to do after graduation.”
“It’s something we’ve always been told to do, ‘live your life intentionally,’ said Ellie Krabbe, senior who works with 2D and 3D animation.
Some of the things people will see in the exhibit are various art projects while being immersed in a relaxed space, Krabbe said. Artworks in the gallery’s exhibition will include ceramic works, paintings and digital media.
As an aspiring painter, Ludwig’s theme for all of his work revolves around ancestry and heritage.
“Everything that goes into [my work] has to deal with keepsakes and letters – valuables we hold, ”Ludwig said. “There is always a sentimentality linked to material objects. I am interested in why we are doing this.
Krabbe will present a renewable bio project, a video portrait, a painting of her grandmother and a project she worked on during her trip to Rome.
Lots of hours are spent in the studio, so students are strongly encouraged to participate in local exhibitions, Ludwig said. The numerous exhibitions on campus allow them to exhibit their works.
“This is an opportunity to present our work to the public and say that we exist here in the basement,” Ludwig said.
The opening hours of the exhibition will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The event is free to the public, and there will be a reception with food and drink.