On Thursday, November 29, four Marian University students, majoring in visual arts, will display their work from 4-6 p.m. in the Fisher Hall art gallery for the Senior Art Reception. The exhibit will be open through December 7.
“The students take one of two approaches: either they choose a variety of artwork that they have created during their undergraduate experience, or they exhibit artwork that they have created based around a common theme,” said Jenny Pauckner, M.F.A., assistant professor of art and art history in the Department of Visual Arts.
“This allows them to gain the experience of curating their work for a professional show and it demonstrates their overall education in art,” she continued.
The exhibit will feature the artwork of Brad Westcott, Hannah Ruegsegger, John Lickliter, and Alyssa Weller.
“Seeing my pieces in a gallery like this, makes the end seem very real. It puts into perspective all of the learning, practicing, and time that I’ve put in to get where I am now,” said Hannah Ruesgsegger, a Marian University senior, majoring in visual arts with a concentration in art therapy.
“This is the first time that people outside of those I know really well are going to see my artwork, which is exciting because I feel confident that these pieces give a solid reflection of me,” Ruegsegger said.
Ruegsegger’s exhibit will include 11 ceramic pieces, two drawings, two multimedia pieces, and a painting.
This event is open to the public.
Visual Arts at Marian University
At Marian University, visual arts majors study the many ways art has been and continues to be used as a powerful tool to shape our minds and our culture. Students are taught that visuals reflect the world and have the power to reshape it.
Students receive instruction and direction from fully qualified, full-time faculty and area specialists in classes that are kept small to ensure personal contact. Students benefit from the department’s close relationship with the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg Museum, the Indianapolis Arts Center, and numerous businesses that provide students with valuable internship experiences.
Programs of Study
The visual arts curriculum of study includes bachelor of arts degrees in the following major areas: art history, arts administration, fine arts, graphic design, and photography. Minors in these areas are also available, as well as concentrations in art therapy, fine arts, and graphic design. In partnership with the School of Education, students may obtain licensing to teach in the area of arts education.
For more information about the Department of Visual Arts, contact Jamie Higgs, Ph.D. at email@example.com