Friday, April 15, 2005
Meadow Brook Art Gallery displays seniors’ projects
By Rebecca Wyatt, OU Web Writer
Meadow Brook Art Gallery will display the art of 12 senior studio art majors during “Diversity” the student art exhibition of contemporary art April 22-May 22.
Each student is presenting a body of work, which are interrelated groups of art. The work focuses on a number of topics including relationships, personal struggles, identity, public issues and conformation. The art style is different for every student, but it will mainly be two-dimensional art.
“There are going to be drawings; there are going to be paintings; and there are going to be photographs,” said Dick Goody, assistant professor of art and art history and director of Meadow Brook Art Gallery.
The students presenting work are the second graduating class of studio art majors and include Bo Bezeau, Jamie Boykin, Stacey Cherney, Megan Elise Crimmins, Kelly Czubinski, Rachel Deisenroth, Douglas Drazin, Paula Gladding, Raina Greening, Lyndsay Rousseau, Guiseppe Scavo and Cynthia Vickery.
“It’s a stepping stone for the next step in our life and career,” Gladding said about the exhibit.
Gladding, who wants to go into art education, said the exhibit has helped her see how much more there is out there and the diversity in art.
The exhibition gives the students a chance to show what they have learned throughout the program and experience what its like to be critiqued and have to think about their art.
“For one month, the Meadow Brook Art Gallery becomes a student art gallery. The students are actually showing there work in a real venue,” Goody said.
The art will be on display April 22-May 22 in Meadow Brook Art Gallery located in Wilson Hall. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and is closed on Mondays. For more information, visit the Meadow Brook Art Gallery Web site or call (248) 370-3005.