SENIOR ART STUDENT EXHIBITION
“CRYING IN BARS AND LYING TO MOMS”
APRIL 21 - MAY 4, MAY 21
Reception: Friday, Apr 29, 5 to 7 pm
Seven students graduating with bachelor’s degrees in Studio Art/Art History will present their Senior Capstone Exhibition “Crying in Bars and Lying to Moms. ” The exhibition will be on view from April 21 to May 4 during gallery hours Tuesdays - Saturdays 1 to 6 p.m. with an opening reception on Friday, April 29 at Washington College’s Kohl Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will also be viewable for Commencement on May 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Kohl Gallery invites viewers to experience the culminating chapter in the students’ two-year Capstone process. The exhibition contains intermedia works that utilize video, installation, photography, drawing, sculpture, 3-D printing, painting, and more. The students blend and layer these mediums to create thoughtful, intricate, and nuanced works of art.
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Karina Elizabeth Alvarez, Logan Hurt, Bethany Palkovitz, Sydnee Schorr, Eric A. Siegel, Ryan Stevens, and Liz Wiley.
Washington College’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Art History allows these students to obtain a Concentration in Studio Art while benefitting from the perspective of artists who came before their time. They are able to develop the skills, dedication, and understanding of the role of a contemporary artist in today’s globalized culture while practicing vital research, writing, and critical analysis skills in the discipline of art history. This interdisciplinary mode of learning is especially important to a liberal arts institution like Washington College, where the artists also have additional majors and minors in English, Environmental Studies, Sociology, Music, Creative Writing, Gender Studies, etc.
These areas of scholarship and investigation appear in their artwork, which will be on display until May 4 during regular gallery hours and on May 21, 9 am to 2 pm.
Kohl Gallery has made it a goal to foster visual and cultural literacy, as well as an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.
Embracing both traditional and contemporary art, we strive to showcase contemporary curatorial practices and contemporary artwork in an academically enriched environment.
Apr 21 to May 4, May 21
Opening reception Apr 29, 5 to 7 pm
Tuesdays thru Saturdays 1-6 pm
Commencement Day, May 21: 9 am to 2 pm
Starting Oct. 16, the Kohl Gallery features African-American artists Jeffrey Kent and Warren Lyons, whose works pay homage to black leaders and pointedly illustrate past and present racism and inequality.
A panel discussion Tuesday Feb. 25 will explore questions raised by the current Kohl Gallery exhibition, artNOW: Philadelphia.
Kohl Gallery reopens Friday, Feb. 7, with challenging works by artists Marc Blumthal, Amze Emmons, Julianna Foster, Leslie Friedman, Rubens Ghenov, Ryan Kelly and Tim Portlock.