On Friday, April 29, the Center for the Arts (CFA) opened its doors for “Chroma”, the 2022 Senior Art Exhibition. may. Normal gallery hours are 1-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 1-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The exhibit featured a variety of senior art majors, including Alyssa Bronk, Olivia Bull, Gretchen Fischer, Jaden Hering, Jessica Hubley, Caitlin Kelly, Chloe Pilsner, Alexia Rickard, Andie Saterbak, Roxanne Spielman and Phillip Vircks.
An artist, Roxanne Spielman, spoke about her piece in the exhibition. “I’m very proud of the piece as a whole. I created a multimedia installation, so my drawings just accompany an environment I created for viewers to sit in. I feel like I managed to create the environment I wanted because the vibe is good when I walk in,” she said. .
“I draw inspiration from many sources, but specifically for this piece I focused on surrealism and dreaming. I’ve always been fascinated by dreams, and I think it’s really interesting to make physical something temporary and ephemeral drawing it in. Four of my pieces in the senior show were representations of dreams I had,” Spielman said.
Spielman also spoke of the need to support student artists. She said artists “are the creative minds of our generation”. She said she was “always impressed when looking at art created by students, whether in high school or college.” Spielman went on to say that she thinks “students are more likely to think outside the box and come up with ideas that no one else has ever thought of.”
Spielman discussed the importance of the CFA in supporting artists. “The CFA is important [to me] because it’s like a second home. When you spend enough time in the studio grinding to complete a final project, you feel awfully comfortable in the building. With that, she said, “I enjoy the variety of courses offered to students and the multiple studios dedicated to each medium. It’s like an artist’s playground.
“All of the art teachers helped and supported me immensely in creating my vision for the senior show,” Spielman said.
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