Seven seniors feature work in Graduating Visual Arts Majors Exhibit

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2010-04-01
Huntington, Ind.—Seven graduating seniors will exhibit their work during the Huntington University Graduating Visual Arts Majors Exhibit which runs April 12-23 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery in the Merillat Centre for the Arts. The artist reception will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 17. The show is titled, “La Fin,” in honor of the students completing their degrees.

The Wilson Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., before and after all Merillat Centre performances and by appointment. The gallery is free and open to the public.

Michelle Antus, a graphic design major from Mansfield Ohio, will be showcasing a presentation of secrets collected from the Huntington University student body as well as a corporate branding and advertising package for a coffee shop.

Laura Hood, a graphic design major from Akron, Ohio, will showcase a collection of press packets and a set of nine photo collages.

Janna Larimore, a graphic design major from Elizabeth, Ill., will be exhibiting a Huntington University inspired cookbook as well as two different corporate identity packages.

Rebekah Raby, a graphic design major from Arcanum, Ohio, will be showing a Web site that illustrates various aspects of lilies. She will also be exhibiting a set of sixteen double-exposure images meant to demonstrate that God is everywhere even in ordinary, everyday places.

Courtney Schwerin, a graphic design major and native of Flanagan, Ill., will be showcasing an originally designed and illustrated children’s book written by her father, Kent Schwerin, and several large-format computer illustrations based off of her childhood.

Jenna Thurston, a visual art education major from Van Wert, Ohio, will be displaying three small paintings and one large 5-by-4 painting, all inspired from her trip to Italy in summer 2009. Her second senior project is a series of wood block prints of doorways from Italy and several monotype prints of Italian landscapes.

Justin Wentz, a graphic design major from Greencastle, Pa., will be exhibiting a series of fantasy illustrations titled, “Curious Conduct,” as well as a group of drawings/illustrations depicting the character-development process used by the entertainment industry.

 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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