By Maria Sullivan
Artwork created by senior art majors at Saint Mary’s University is being featured in the Senior Art and Design Exhibition 2008, which began Saturday, April 12, at the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries and will continue through Saturday, May 10.
The seniors that are featured in the art show are: Bridgette Baggio, Josh Barrett, Satoshi Hayashi, Emerald Hulsing, Kimberly Koecheler, Joseph Manley, Katie Mathews, Mary Moses, Hilary Oas, Sarah O’Brien, Jeffrey Paul, Madeline Pieper, Seth Weeks and Ashley Wendlandt.
The artwork on display includes digital photography, paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, pottery, handmade dresses and even a video-edited trailer. “I think we have a very wide range of talent this year,” said Baggio. “Everyone has developed their own, distinct style.”
“I think the art program is put together very well and I think the instructors are very knowledgeable and motivating,” Baggio said, “but I also think that the art program here at SMU isn’t recognized as much as it should be. I think there is lots of potential for this department to grow and become more popular in terms of the number of students who choose to major in art.”
The exhibition will be on display for the remainder of the school year. The gallery, located in the Toner Student Center, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.