From April 15 through May 8, the gallery in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center will be hosting Tarleton’s senior artists. 8 graduates will be presenting their work to qualify for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree this year, and the senior exhibition will split into four separate exhibitions to allow all the graduates room to show off their work,
From April 15 through April 18 the gallery will be displaying work by Ashley Ayers and Kim Kutch. There will be an artist’s reception on the 17.
Ayers is a BFA with digital media emphasis candidate whose media of choice is photography. Her show will consist of children’s photography. “In my photographs I’m trying to portray the beauty of life and the joy that little ones bring to us. Take a trip down memory lane for a minute and remind yourself of all the good times from when you were young,” said Ayers.
Kutch is also a BFA with digital media emphasis candidate, whose work combines photography and sculpture. Her show will focus on two of her concentrations; night photography and macro photography. “For my night photography I have taken many pictures of the Milky Way, stars, the moon sunsets and some character work involving people,” said Kutch of her work, “I love doing night photography because I feel like my imagination can run wild when I frame the shot.”
From April 19 through April 24 Bailey Drake and Melissa Crosby’s individual works will be on display.
Crosby’s focus is on concept art for video game design. “I draw landscapes, mercenaries, pirates, monsters, whatever comes to mind,” she said. Crosby would like to continue to working on concept art for a video game developer in the future.
April 25 through the April 30 will have the gallery showcasing three artists; Amanda DeBusk, Lewis Straughter and Luis Cifuentes.
DeBusk, a digital media major, will be displaying both photographs and watercolors based on her photographs. Her show will feature her ‘Punisher’ series of portraits as well as various flyers she has designed for events.
Straughter’s work tends to focus on typography and logo design, including typographic illustrations and some advertisement work. Straughter wants for his work to inspire others, “I really want to touch those who need that help, who need to be motivated, who need to be inspired, “said Straughter.
Finally, from May 1 through May 8 Tyler Siegrist’s works will be on display. From charcoal, to oil paints to video, Siegrist works in a few mediums. His exhibition will feature abstract portraits of women and some of his video works. A recurring feature of his work is the elongation of the female neck. “[ It’s] a style I have developed after abandoning photographic and live model references. Accordingly, the portraits always turn out a bit ‘off’ which makes them unique individuals,” said Siegrist. Referring to his video works he said, “My video piece deals with how my generation listens and interacts with each other through music as opposed to how people did hundreds of years ago.” There will be a reception for Siegrist on May 3.