Senior Thesis Exhibition at Spaulding
The Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University (KyCAD) will open its second annual Senior Thesis BFA Exhibition on Friday, May 13th at the 849 and Huff Galleries on the Spalding campus. The opening reception will be held 5:00-7:00pm and is open to the public.
Among the twelve displays by BFA students, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and large-scale installations all will be represented. Adjunct professor, Julie Leidner, is teaching the 2016 Senior Thesis course, and she has been impressed with how the body of work – and the students themselves – have grown.
“Because they are such a small, close-knit group that has spent four years together, a theme among their work has started to develop in a very organic way. Without prompting, many of the students have begun to focus on spaces, specifically the nature of sacredness in spaces,” said Leidner.
While discussing her creative process, senior Camala Walling noted, “The spaces I’m creating, I consider them to be sacred to me… it’s more about the experience that I can project into the space.”
“The fact that this theme is radiating through such a diversity of media showcases their artistic maturity,” added Leidner. “I’m really excited to see the final product.”
Chancellor Churchill Davenport, who has been teaching this group of students since they started in the program, is thrilled to see the evolution. “These kids, many of them did not come from strong art backgrounds, and to see how they have evolved and developed the high-level artistic thought processes that they are exhibiting now…it’s been pretty incredible to watch.”
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