The ETSU Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries present “Cross Roads” BA Studio Arts Seniors Exhibition from October 31 to November 3, at the Slocumb Galleries. The reception is scheduled on November 2, First Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
The “Cross Roads” exhibition feature works by graduating seniors under the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Studio Art or Art Education Programs at the Department of Art & Design. The participating artists are Ashley Benedict, Matt Blevins, Carol Davis, Brooke Deckard, Maddison Gray and Rachael Turbyfill. The exhibition will be open to the public on November 3, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the ETSU Homecoming Festival.
The exhibition features work in various media including sculpture, painting, printmaking, ceramics, drawing, photography and graphic design. Benedict’s sculptures in wood and ceramics explore the geometric forms, particularly the triangle, she also have aquatint prints that pay homage to family members. Blevins’ large scale drawings are images of children at play, at first innocent and playful, yet on closer look reveal structures of control and violence. Davis is majoring in Graphic Design with minor in Digital Media, her goal is to “visually express ideas in her mind” through her work. Various ceramic vessels are featured in the show, mostly by Deckard whose work celebrates the “fluidity of clay” and is “intrigued by the unity of form and function. The works by Gray in encaustic and intaglio are distinct in form but similar in theme of “nostalgia and curiosity”, encouraging viewers to think “beyond the surface meaning” of the pieces. Lastly, Turbyfill’s works either in etched print, drawing, or digital media explore images in nature and the objects of play.
The Slocumb Galleries’ events are open to the public free of charge. Gallery hours: Mondays thru Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours during receptions and scheduled tours. Located at Ernest C. Ball Hall along Sherrod Drive. For more information, contact SG Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423.483.3179. You may also visit www.etsu.edu/cas/art/slocumb or the ETSU PlanIt Calendar under Museum & Galleries or Visual Arts categories.