Ursuline’s 2013 Senior Art Show at Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery kicks off with an Opening Reception on Friday, April 19, 5 to 9 PM. The exhibition features the work of four BFA/BA Studio Art and Visual Communication Design seniors.
Among the students displaying their work are: Brandi McCormick (BFA), Studio Art; Mary K. Thomas (BA), Studio Art ; Constance E. Brown (BA) Visual Communication Design; Heather Beachy (BA) Visual Communication Design.
Brandi McCormick, BFA Studio Art, with a concentration in painting, is exhibiting paintings and drawings. “As a living, breathing member of this world I am continually being made aware of injustices, both small and large. As an artist, my desire is to expose not only what is seen, but what is unseen and most easily ignored.”
Mary K. Thomas, BA , Studio Art with a concentration in clay and metalcraft will showcase her sculptures. “I am inspired simply for the love of creativity. Working with clay and metal are a harmonious partnership of two natural elements. My mask series explores male and females faces created in black clay accented with copper. These masks show a growth in my narrative process focusing on self-exploration and life experiences.”
Heather Beachy and Constance E. Brown will exhibit work from their Visual Communication Design Portfolios.
Heather Beachy “I create pieces that stand out from the rest. I like my work to be creative and fun with a powerful statement. I would hope to someday become an advertiser. Designing comes from the heart, that’s why I love doing what I do.”
Constance E. Brown “From a young age I would draw and make things keeping away from boredom. At first I considered these gifts as a hobby. I am inspired by my relationship with God. I create with a purpose in mind. Whatever I do, whether it is painting, illustrating, writing, arts and crafts, I do deliberately and consciously. My other influences are artists Norman Rockwell, Thomas Kinkade, and Dr. Suess. These were ordinary men with extraordinary talent. They realized their purpose and ran towards it. I love the fact that in their artwork, they did not attempt to be anyone else but themselves.”
Maggie Stark, Studio Art major, with a concentration in Mixed Media and a minor in Public Relations, created an interactive media experience in the gallery. Visitors will be able to access behind-the-scene videos and footage of the other artists work being created. Through the use of QR codes posted around the gallery, visitors can gain access to the videos.