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b2ap3_thumbnail_2-15-Harris-art.pngSydney Harris, a senior art major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will open her senior art exhibition with a reception Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit, which is open to the public, will be on display through Thursday, March 29.

Harris’ exhibit will showcase a variety of styles, including ceramic, jewelry, paintings, drawings and digital prints.

“It is an amazing feeling knowing that you have worked so hard for the past couple years to reach this point,” said Harris. “I am so proud to be able to show all of my hard work to the public [and] see how far I have truly come on this journey here at Waynesburg.”

Harris shared that her favorite work in the display is a series of pieces that combine glass with pottery. Pottery is one of her passions that she has been studying for many years.

“I learned from a past teacher about this technique where you melt glass into the pottery and it makes this crackle effect,” said Harris. “These pieces show my love for nature in its simplest forms.”

Harris gives much credit to her success and learning over the past few years at Waynesburg to her professors.

“They have been so supportive and without that kind of a positive environment, I cannot even imagine where I would be today as an artist,” she said. “I am proud to say that I am a part of this program and will always speak highly of it to others.”

The Benedum Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 724-852-3247.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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The Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will host a senior art exhibition for art major Laura Auten, beginning Monday, Oct. 23, until Friday, Nov. 17. The event will open with a reception Oct. 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“I am very excited about my upcoming exhibition, because I will finally be able to show my work to the school and all my friends,” said Auten.

Auten said many of her pieces will be landscapes and portraits, with a mixture of both oil paintings and sketches. Her favorite medium is graphite or charcoal.

“As I work with any type of medium, I feel more relaxed and my outside world seems to fade away as I get ‘in the zone,’” said Auten. “With my drawings, I attempt to make things appear as realistic as possible, but still possessing a drawing-like quality to them.”

For Auten, the senior art exhibition is an exciting opportunity to show how she has grown as an artist at Waynesburg.

“…I feel [my education] has pushed me to further my abilities as an artist to not just copy down the world, but rather display the emotion and beauty that the world evokes,” she said. “Over the past year, I have come to realize what it is I desire within my work: the desire to not just portray a subject, but rather to create a subtle but significant meaning within each piece that will create a connection with the viewer.”

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. For more information about the exhibition, call 724-852-3274.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Lydia-Horse.jpgThe Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will host a senior art exhibition, beginning Monday, Sept. 18, and continuing until Friday, Oct. 13. The work featured will be that of senior studio art major Lydia Brennan, and the exhibition will kick off with a reception Sept. 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Brennan focuses mostly on acrylic and oil painting, as well as sculpture, which will be represented in some of the pieces on display.

“My artwork tends toward the abstract, taking images and pushing the boundaries of what is real, creating movement and flow with line and color,” said Brennan. “I am excited to show my work because it is a little different, and I think that people will find it enjoyable and interesting to look at.”

Waynesburg University’s Art Program holds senior art exhibitions each semester. Students use the event to display a culmination of their best pieces, before they graduate.

“I plan on having as many pieces as I can fit inside the gallery,” Brennan said. “I’m excited to get feedback on my pieces and to see what people like and dislike about them.”

For more information, contact the Benedum Fine Arts Center at 724-852-7638.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_2671.JPGThe Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will present a senior student’s art exhibition from Monday, Jan. 30, through Friday, Feb. 24, in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery. 

The exhibit, featuring work by senior art student Maggie Denniston, will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30. The reception and exhibit are free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

A senior art exhibit is the equivalent of an art student’s capstone course, the culmination of their education and hard work. Denniston, who has chosen the pieces for this particular exhibit from her work during the past four years, tends to use symbolism to express personal feelings about her life and the world through her art.

“I hope [Denniston] will feel a deep sense of pride in the hard work she has put into the exhibit,” said Andrew Heisey, assistant professor of art. “It is a great feeling to look back at your work over the past few years and to share that with people visiting the gallery.”

According to Heisey, senior exhibits teach students how to set up and display their work, run a gallery space, promote an event and talk about their work in verbal and written forms. Each student is also required to create new pieces for their exhibit, which Heisey said tends to be their best work. The exhibit also serves as an educational experience for attendees, who can see how an artist works in a variety of styles. 

The Benedum Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the gallery at 724-852-3247.

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The best artwork of Waynesburg University students will be displayed in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery Monday, Nov. 28, to Friday, Dec. 9. The student art exhibition will open with a reception Nov. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

At the end of each semester, the University’s art professors choose a selection of artwork created by their students during the semester. The artwork encompasses a variety of mediums, and Andrew Heisey, assistant professor of art, said seeing the creativity of students is an enjoyable process.

“Each semester, it is very exciting to see what students at Waynesburg come up with,” said Heisey. “Every student is unique, so you never know what will be on display.”

Heisey said the exhibit gives students who have never seen their work on display a chance to showcase their talent in a gallery for everyone to enjoy. It shows them the value of the time and effort dedicated to their art.

The Benedum Fine Arts Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 724-852-3274.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Associate Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

 

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