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Hendrix College proudly shares up-and-coming artists
Hendrix College proudly shares up-and-coming artists

CONWAY, Ark. -- Thursday night at Hendrix College will prove to be one that people will be buzzing about for the next month. Hendrix's 2011 Senior Art Majors are hosting the opening reception of their senior show from 4 - 6 pm. The show will run from April 7 until after graduation on May 14 in the Trieschmann Gallery at Hendrix.

The arrangement of the show allows for free flowing movement from the moment the viewer steps in. Each body of work is contained within its own area, with the exception of the sculptural elements. However, their separation adds to the singularity of each piece, whereas the other works are more of a cohesive body meant to be taken in together. Eight very different artists are feature in the show.

Despite the popularity of the photographic medium, there is a large diversity of work embodied by the photographs. Alyssa Moran has created a visual diary, in a style reminiscent of Nan Goldin's work. Will Barker has attempted to share the random and unintentional images that encompass the moments he enjoys most in life. Samantha Gullion captures the stories behind peoples reasoning for getting tattoos and proudly displays them with images of the bodyart. Dominique Kelleybrew attempts to reconcile the medium of photography with the layering he is used to in design by creating collages. 

The only strict painter in the show, Stewart Morgan, worked through his own feelings as he painted his images, similar to how he hopes to one day be able to help others through the use of art therapy. John Schultz attempts to portray a childlike obsession with Pokemon through the use of whimsical repetition of images. In an attempt to bring viewers closer to the truth, Taylor Brown uses mixed media to create portraits of people she grew close to while studying abroad in Ghana in an attempt to give a different view aside from the "charity cases" portrayed in popular media.Richard Hughes, who struggles with the term craftsman, has created sculptural instruments that are completely functional.

Each artist has struggled with his or her work and the meaning behind it throughout this semester. All of their hard work has finally culminated in a show they are proud to display for the community of Hendrix College, Conway, friends, family and anyone else who is willing to give a few minutes out of their day to take a look.

There will be refreshments served at the reception Thursday and all of the artists will be present to talk about their work. Please feel free to join them in celebrating this accomplishment and admiring new artwork. Maybe you can even take one of their pieces home with you.

For more information contact Rod Miller miller@hendrix.edu.