The Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will host a senior art exhibition Monday, Feb. 22, through Friday, March 18, in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment, with an opening reception February 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.
The exhibit will display the work of Ryan Mayfield, senior art major from Carmichaels. Some of the pieces that will be featured include Mayfield’s drawings, paintings, sculptures and metalwork he has created over the past four years as a Waynesburg University student. Various works will be available for purchase.
“It means a lot to have my artwork featured in an exhibit,” said Mayfield. “This show is a stepping stone for me as an artist and for my art career.”
In addition, Mayfield will be accepting donations at the gallery that will benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. Those who donate will receive a handmade ceramic puzzle piece created by Mayfield.
The Art Program at Waynesburg University allows students to mold, paint and sketch works of their imagination while providing the tools to grasp a comprehensive knowledge of techniques and history. Students hone abilities through class discussion, demonstrations and exhibits.
Senior art exhibitions take place each semester to provide veteran art students with a platform to showcase the products of a practiced creative process. Students spend four years creating and preserving pieces they are most proud of for this very occasion.
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Ashley Wise, Assistant Director of University Relations
724.852.7675 or firstname.lastname@example.org