Senior art theses

Jillian Marcellin, Staff writer

The Mercyhurst University Art department is preparing to show its Senior Art Thesis Show.
This show gives senior students an opportunity to share their ideas and art.
The thesis begins with idea generation, rough drafts and practice techniques and results in the final production of a body of artwork.
Through a collaborative effort between the student and their mentor, they develop a collection to be displayed in the Cummings Art Gallery for the annual Senior Art Thesis Exhibition.
All senior majors in the department are able to participate in the show.
According to Thomas Hubert, Art Department Chair, “The main purpose is for the students to have an in-depth experience of developing a body of artwork using research, experimentation of media and techniques and regular feedback and discussions with a faculty mentor through their senior year ending with an opportunity to show with their peers.”
The six senior artists participating in the upcoming show are Erin Jenkins, Morgan Karcher, Cole Prots, Valerie Shubat, Sarah Van Alstine and Curtis Waidley.
When visiting the show, one will be exposed to multiple mediums of art such as painting, ceramics, photography and digital art.
The senior show will be open from Tuesday, April 2 through Friday, May 3.
There will be a reception on Saturday, April 13 from 3-5 p.m.