Annual QU Student Art Exhibition Surprises Students

By Roza Panos

Every year Quincy University hosts an art exhibition featuring a variety of student artwork selected by art faculty that is produced during the current academic year. This year’s exhibit is showcasing 130 pieces.

Art majors and non-art majors have work on display. The exhibit will be open during library hours until April 21. The exhibit is free and open to QU students and the public. Bob Mejer, distinguished professor of art, curator, Gray Gallery, is the primary organizer.

Sophomore, Taylor McMonagle, is a graphic design major. She was unaware that her six projects are being presented in the Gray Gallery, but was very pleased to hear that her name is on the list.

“I have actually gotten comments from people saying congrats on your work being in the show,” McMonagle said.

The student show encourages the talents of young students to take pride in their accomplishments. Viewers are able to see the different styles of art offered within the department.

Many of the different styles include: drawings, watercolor, photography, graphic design and more. Students can also make a sale or earn a commission from their pieces.

Students were allowed to submit as many art pieces as they wished. The entries were required to be matted and labeled with the artist’s name, media and class taken. So Rachel Brown, a QU student, is presenting three pieces.

“It’s neat to have a little more exposure than you typically get from your class work,” Brown said.

Educational Technology Specialist, Susan Grant, says every time she goes through the exhibit there is always something different that catches her eye.

“A lot of them are very striking and (I) love the use of color they put into their art piece(s),” Grant said.

The next art exhibition will feature work from Shane Wingerter, a QU art major, on Monday, April 24 – May 14.


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