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13: Senior Concentration Seminar Exhibition 2010

13: Works from the Senior Concentration Seminar 2010

The Exhibition features installation and mixed media works along with painting, photography, prints, sculpture and video

The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross presents 13: Works from the 2010 Senior Concentration Seminar, artwork produced by graduating seniors in the visual arts department, from Thursday, April 22 through Friday, May 28.

Each spring semester the Cantor Art Gallery mounts an exhibition of work by graduating seniors enrolled in the “Senior Concentration Seminar” offered by the visual arts department and studio art faculty.  The two-semester course is designed to provide students with the unique opportunity to work for extended periods of time, and produce artwork that reflects their own vision and technical abilities.  Instructors for this year’s seminar are Robert ParkeHarrison and Michael Beatty, both associate professors in the visual arts department.

13 senior student artists include Laura Anthony, Brian Bergeron, Aaron Brosnan, Alex Carson, Nora Simone Happny, Sarah Knowlton, Colleen MacLean, Thanh Nguyen, George Shephard, Kendra Smith, Kledia Spiro, Melissa Waine, and Kathryn Wilkie. Work on display will include large-scale wall installation pieces and mixed media works along with painting, photography, prints, sculpture and video. The exhibit will represent the exploration and expression of a wide range of interests such as social justice and spirituality, as well as personal obsessions and childhood memories.

The “Senior Concentration Seminar” provides each student with a private studio space, opportunities to travel to exhibitions in the New England region, to meet with professional curators and artists and to have their work regularly reviewed by Holy Cross faculty and guest artists.  The seminar culminates with the planning and execution of a group exhibition mounted in the Cantor Art Gallery under the guidance of the gallery staff and the visual arts faculty.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the gallery will host special events. All events will be held in the Cantor Art Gallery unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, April 22, 10 a.m. Exhibit opens: 13: Works from the 2010 Senior Concentration Seminar

Thursday, April 22, 12 – 1 p.m. A roundtable discussion with the artists

Thursday, April 22, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Opening reception

The Gallery will be closed May 8 and 15. 

Gallery Information
Founded in 1983 through the generosity of Iris & B. Gerald Cantor, the Cantor Art Gallery serves both as a venue for a changing series of historical and contemporary public exhibitions, as well as a vital resource for Holy Cross faculty and students, linking exhibitions to the broader liberal arts curriculum.

The hours for the Cantor Art Gallery are Monday - Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturdays 2 – 5 p.m. Located in O’Kane Hall, 1st Floor, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street, Worcester, MA, 01610.  Admission to the gallery is free.

For additional information please call 508-793-3356 or visit the gallery’s website.

For additional information contact Cristal Steuer at 508-793-2419.

13: Senior Concentration Seminar Exhibition 2010