Student Exhibitions Celebrate Year’s Achievements

May 29th, 2013 by Katlin McNally
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Visitors the the student exhibition look at work

Visitors look at work during the opening of “SHOW”

Most students are now on break for the summer, but their work can still be seen on campus through June 14 in SHOW: The 134th Annual Student Exhibition. The exhibition features the best work from the undergraduate and graduate programs and opened on May 10, in the Canzani Center.

While SHOW is a year-end celebration of academic achievement collegewide, many seniors thesis projects appear on campus throughout the year.

Fine Arts seniors show their work in weeklong solo exhibitions in various galleries across campus all year.

The Industrial Design and Interior Design programs hold a joint senior thesis show in early May. This year’s projects included new lavatory designs to conserve water, nightclub interior designs, an indoor composting system, and a tool to more easily remove and store contact lenses.

Advertising & Graphic Design hosted its inaugural senior thesis show in April. Students submitted their favorite projects, ranging from merchandise for children and website redesigns to interactive music playlists and iPad apps to find local shops.

Illustration seniors did a new group project this year. Seniors Lexie Holliday and Wes Talbott teamed up to create and publish the book Illustration Student Collective Compendium 2013.

The two students, with the help of Illustration faculty, looked through seniors’ websites and portfolios to pull close to 30 final pieces to include in the book, which is available for purchase here.

Much of the work shown in individual and department thesis shows makes its way to the annual student exhibition, but that’s not all that SHOW features.

Students from Mark Hazlerig’s 3D illustration class always bring out a big piece (literally) for the annual exhibition. You may remember Fleopatra from last year. This year they went even bigger with an 8-foot-tall centipede accompanied by a little girl whom they have dubbed “Ivory Eva Hazel Scott.”

“The girl is very symbolic in this piece,” said Illustration senior Tyler Crooks. “She is dressed in all white, offering an apple to the centipede; it is a good vs. bad or original sin image.”

The project was worked on by seven students, including Animation senior Allison Cundiff; Animation sophomore Naomi Rossman; Illustration seniors Tyler Crooks, Nancy McSwiney, and Henry Scott; Illustration sophomore Doug Cummins; and Fine Arts senior Mary Nemeth.

To see more photos of the opening reception for SHOW check out the Columbus College of Art & Design Facebook page.


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One Response to “Student Exhibitions Celebrate Year’s Achievements”

  1. Nanette Hayakawa says:

    Fleaopatra from Mark Hazlerig’s class is NOT to be missed. She’s a lovely, big THING! Spongy too.

    Nanette Hayakawa