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Student Art Exhibit on display in Stephens Gallery

April 16, 2015
By cnp
Posted in Art

The University of the Ozarks' art department will present a Student Art Exhibit through Tuesday, April 21, in the University's Stephens Gallery.

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, is located in the Walton Fine Arts Center. There will be a reception to meet the artists from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in the gallery.

The Student Art Exhibit features work from U of O students taking art courses during the 2014-2015 academic year. A variety of media is represented in the exhibition, including drawings, prints, paintings, mixed media collage, ceramics, sculpture, and video.
Featuring artwork from 13 students, the exhibit was also organized and coordinated by students.

"This show displays a wide assortment of subject matter and content and communicates a diversity of viewpoints and messages," said Professor of Art Tammy Harrington. "What I enjoy most about this exhibition is that the students are in charge of organizing and gathering the artworks and installing the work in the gallery. This hands-on experience is really valuable and gives the students ownership of the exhibit. Sophomore Patrick Brown was the point person for the show and he worked with several other art students to put together this show."

Along with Brown, other students who will have works in the exhibition include,  Angie Brooks, Tyler Shepherd, Lyndsey Acton, Aubree Sisson, Kurstein Keck, Obed Gonzalez, Carmen Castorena, David Nichols, Hope Clifford, Sam Binns, and Matt Wellborn. In addition, there will be artwork created by Theodore Beard, a senior who was killed in a car accident in March.

"Theodore’s estate has loaned three of his drawings to display in the exhibit," Harrington said. "Theodore was an art minor and showcased tremendous ability with his works. I wanted to display his artwork in this exhibit as a way to honor his memory and talent."