Students showcase their work
April 25, 2005 —
A splash of color hits visitors when they walk into the University Art Gallery these days. The Bachelor of Fine Arts Show has taken over the gallery.
Ceramics, paintings and graphic design pieces along with other drawings make up the collected works of students Chris Briley, Kim Donaldson, Andrea Gohsman and Holly Johns. All of these accomplished artists have taken the opportunity to exhibit a selected group of works to show off their finest from their time as arts majors.
Briley is from Alpena and came to SVSU to receive his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He has concentrated mainly on graphic design with illustration being a major contributor in his work. His works have no general theme, but he does mention that he feels the works presented in the show to be some of his finest.
Donaldson has been at SVSU for three years and will be graduating in the spring with a BFA with a concentration in graphic design and a minor in general business. She is originally from Rose City and attended two other schools before deciding to graduate from SVSU. Her works are a collection of her favorite and best works. Donaldson has paintings, illustrations, and printed pieces and also included an interactive digital piece in her part of the show.
Gohsman included thirteen different pieces in the show and is especially proud of her newest works, which are an exploration of modern and postmodern art. She enjoys adding musical and human figure elements into her works, which is apparent in many of the pieces included in the show. Her favorite piece is the one entitled "Party," a completely abstract piece and her first of that kind of work. Gohsman has attended SVSU for the past four and a half years, and is from Cass City. She will be graduating with a BFA degree with a concentration in painting/drawing.
Johns' concentration is in ceramics, and many of her pieces take an animal and or other natural form. Many of the pieces catch the excellent lighting in the gallery and show off the glazing that accentuates the details in their form. There are also a couple of planters or "clams," which are interesting in their form and contents in the show.
The show has no overlaying theme, but is in general a collection of the works of these four graduating artists. Their work shows the hard work and dedication that these SVSU students have put into their artistic careers so far. Their work can be viewed in the University Art Gallery, which is located in the Arbury Fine Arts Center near the Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum.
The BFA Show will be showcased until Saturday and the gallery will be open from noon to 4 pm on Mondays, 10 am to 4 pm on Tuesday through Thursday and noon to 3 pm on Saturdays.