There’s a Hole in the Ceiling
“There’s A Hole In The Ceiling: Senior Thesis Exhibition” is on view concurrently in two locations, from April 13 to May 3, 2012, at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, and from April 13 to May 4, 2012, at the Wilton Companies Gallery, University of Richmond Downtown. The senior thesis exhibition is the capstone experience for graduating studio art majors in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Richmond. This year’s exhibition includes art works by Jon Henry, Kellie Morgan, and Elizabeth Ygartua.
The studio art majors work throughout their senior year to prepare for this exhibition. In the fall, the students focus on creating a cohesive body of work that supports a developed thesis. The spring semester is spent organizing the exhibition by completing their artwork, refining artist statements, documenting their artwork, creating websites, and engaging in critiques. The yearlong course was taught in the fall by Erling Sjovold, Associate Professor of Art, University of Richmond, and in the spring by Heide Trepanier, part-time Instructor of Art, University of Richmond. Throughout the undergraduate studio art program, students are required to take classes in a variety of media. By their senior year, each student has a diverse portfolio of work and has begun to develop a personal style.
The senior thesis class provides an opportunity for the students to use what they have learned to create their own work and present it in a professional manner. The art produced for the senior thesis class is created specifically for the final exhibition.
Friday, April 13, 2 to 2:55 p.m.
2:00 p.m. Elizabeth Ygartua
2:15 p.m. Jon Henry
2:45 p.m. Kellie Morgan
Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art
University of Richmond Museums, Modlin Center for the Arts
(The talks are presented as part of the University of Richmond’s School of Arts and Sciences 2012 Student Symposium from 1 to 5 p.m., Friday, April 13. The School of Arts and Sciences presents the Student Symposium every spring to showcase hundreds of student research projects from across the disciplines of the school.)
Friday, May 4, 6 p.m.
Closing reception for the exhibition
Wilton Companies Gallery
University of Richmond Downtown, 626 East Broad Street, Richmond
All exhibitions and programs are open to the public and free of charge.
Jon Henry comes from the small town of Washington, Virginia. Xe finished xes degree at the University of Richmond and was named GayRVA.com's Out.Spoken. Richmonder of the Year for 2011. When not in class, xe is either in the studio or rabble rousing with other queer activists. Follow xem on Twitter.
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