FAIRBORN — Graduating fine art students have endured years of rigorous creative training. As their education draws to a close at Wright State University, they will show the world what they have accomplished and created.
Over the coming weeks, Wright State’s Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries will host the annual Fine Art Senior Thesis Exhibition. The show includes more than 100 selected works in mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and photography.
The exhibition is now on display through May 4 and is open during normal gallery hours: Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 12–4 p.m.
The gallery, located in the Creative Arts Center, will host a closing reception for the Senior Thesis Exhibition at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4.
“The overall quality of the Senior Thesis Exhibition is quite high and Wright State can be proud of that fact,” said Glen Cebulash, professor and chair of the Department of Art and Art History. “It is an opportunity for the seniors to take stock of their accomplishments and to display a body of work that represents their development as artists to this point.”
Participation in the exhibition is a requirement for studio art majors to graduate. Each student submits a number of creative pieces that best represents their development as an artist. A committee of fine art faculty members then decides which pieces should be in the exhibit.
“The students have worked hard and it shows,” said Cebulash. “I’m excited about the exhibition, as I am every year.”
Tess Cortes, the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries coordinator, said this is the first time some students have showcased their work.
“All students are required to make their work presentable for exhibition, so many are learning how to frame and solve display issues specific to their artwork,” said Cortes. “Also, they are learning aspects of participating on committees and working with others toward a common goal.”
For more information on the Senior Thesis Exhibition or the Stein Galleries, contact the gallery at 937-775-2978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story by Seth Bauguess, Wright State University.