The Stocksdale Gallery found on the second floor of Brown Hall is currently displaying artwork from students across all majors. The exhibition lasts until December 11.
“This is an exhibit of artwork done this semester. It’s been pulled primarily from the drawing and digital photography class. The theater department has models of plays and the ceramics department [has work featured as well],” said professor of art Nano Nore.
In the spring there will be a faculty show and textile artists show.
“It’s beautiful when you can see your work matted. Matting just enhances the work 100 percent. Frankly, it’s really nice to move something from the classroom to somewhere people can enjoy it,” said Nore.
For those who aren’t familiar with art terms, “matting” is the process of displaying a piece on a black background.
Jesse Lundervold, sophomore chemistry and studio art major, has two pieces on display, a slab plate and thrown vase, both from her ceramics class.
“One of our projects was to make a slab plate and I wanted to do a piece with contrasting colors. The plate has yellow opaque under glaze with blue and purple glaze over the top. I scratched through the under glaze to create a diagonal pattern. It created a great effect, and I love the way it turned out. The thrown vessel has a pink glaze with a lighter blue glaze sponged over it. The glaze didn’t fire the way I thought it would, but I’m definitely happy with the form I was able to create,” said Lundervold.
There are quite a few pieces of art in the gallery produced by non-art majors. For instance, Elaine Barella, sophomore nursing major, has a piece up in the gallery.
She said, out of the skills she has learned while drawing, patience is one of the most translatable to her major. Her artwork was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh.
The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
All photos by Elizabeth Messina