Thursday, December 6, 2007

Student originals on display

By Maria Sullivan
Cardinal Staff

Roughly 150 pieces of art created by students from various majors are being featured in the Undergraduate Art Show that began Nov. 15 at Saint Mary’s University and will end Dec. 14.

The judge for this year’s Undergraduate Art Show was Anne Plummer, who teaches art and runs the art gallery at Winona State University.

According to Saint Mary’s Art Gallery Director Sister Margaret Mear, Plummer was impressed with all the showcased talent. Plummer judged every piece of artwork before declaring the winners and the honorable mentions.

The winner of this year’s Undergraduate Art Show was sophomore Caitlin Murphy. Second place was awarded to junior Joshua Gardner, and third place to freshman Sarah Kraft.

Murphy is double-majoring in theatre and English with a minor in art. Murphy said that she was surprised to win, but very flattered. “There are some extremely talented people on this campus,” Murphy said. “The Undergrad Art Show is a testament to their hard work and talent.”

Gardner is double-majoring in philosophy and French. Gardner said that he loves art because he can expose whatever vision he has at the time he creates it. When he found out that he won, Gardner said he was both confused and surprised. “I am really impressed with everything, especially the photography, and I would like to see another Undergrad Art Show with new material,” said Gardner.

Kraft is a nuclear medicine technology-biology major who loves art because it’s relaxing and a way to be expressive. Kraft said, “Just knowing that my piece caught the attention of someone else gives me satisfaction and a smile on my face.”

The Undergraduate Art Show will be on display in the Lillian Davis Hogan Art Galleries until the end of the semester. “I thought there was a lot of creative work and a lot of thinking outside of the box,” said Sister Margaret.

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