By: Stacey Axler
The Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center became packed last week with students and faculty supporting three artists from the senior art exhibitions.
The artwork for this portion of the senior art exhibit include “Laced Up,” by senior Arpie A. Avanessi, “Eschatology,” by senior Shannon Sullivan, and “Love Story,” by Lindsay Washington.
In attendance at the gallery opening, Hood President Ron Volpe said, “I am very impressed by the dedication…talent, and imagination of these Hood students. The artwork is very well executed. Everyone is here to support these students.”
The gallery opening ran from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and included a discussion with the three students artists about the artwork presented.
Avanessi presented a collection of clay and mixed media sculptures “Laced-Up.” Each piece resembles varying corsets, which identifies with modern femininity and gender constructs.
Sullivan implemented bright colors to create varying themes in her collection of pastel and ink compositions.
In particular, her composition titled “Duck and Cover” features currentU.S.president Barack Obama crouching under a desk similar to Cold War precautions.
“I wanted the piece to represent the past and current fears that people face,” said Sullivan.
“Duck and Cover” resonated highly with President Volpe, who said, “This piece brings back memories of hiding under my school desk when we had the drills. “
Washington presented “Love Story,” a series of photos that tell the story of two people falling in love.
The exhibit will run until April 1, after which other senior art collections will be featured in the gallery.
“I really enjoyed the art exhibit. All of the artwork is really creative and interesting,” said Hood junior Nilsa Gonzalez.
For more information about this and other exhibits at the Hodson Gallery, contact Ryan Browning, gallery curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three student artists will display original works of art March 23 through April 1 in the Hodson Gallery in the Tatem Arts Center at Hood College.
The opening reception for the senior exhibitions and gallery talks by the artists will be March 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.