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Seniors present art exhibition “Disappointing Episodes”

Kaitlyn Cothran of Pelzer, S.C., works on a ceramic piece for the 2018 Senior Art Show, "Disappointing Episodes."

Art by 15 Furman University graduating seniors will be on display April 10-May 3 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on campus. Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A reception honoring the artists is set for Tuesday, April 10, 6-8 p.m. in the Roe Art Building. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Jack Goode of Chattanooga, Tenn. at work. Photo by Heather Brame of Manchester, N.H.

In the exhibition, “Disappointing Episodes,” artists will display a variety of mediums: painting, print making, ceramics, photography, film, textiles and sculpture. Many works will be available for sale.

The Class of 2018 offers this statement about “Disappointing Episodes”:

“As students and artists, we have encountered many situations in which we have had to fail in order to succeed. The collegiate experience—facing the pressures of academics, social lives, and trying to find our artistic voices—has resulted in what we like to refer to as ‘disappointing episodes’—that is, moments where we feel we have been defeated.  When we experience disappointing episodes, we must choose to learn and grow from them, or allow the episodes to define who we are.  Our senior class, composed of 15 students with diverse backgrounds and visions, has chosen to prosper in the face of adversity. As a result, we have a show that represents our small community and our journey as artists in our senior year. We hope you view our work as an extension of our Furman experience, our progress as artists, and a glimpse into our futures.”

Work by Mary Roh of Anderson, S.C. and other seniors will be on display and for sale during the April 10-May 3 exhibition. Photo by Heather Brame of Manchester, N.H.

tudents displaying work are:  Aneesh Borah (Greenville, South Carolina); Heather Brame (Manchester, New Hampshire); Allie Buchalski (Johns Creek, Georgia); Haena Chon (Greenville, South Carolina); Emory Conetta (Sarasota, Florida); Kaitlyn Cothran (Pelzer, South Carolina); Jack Goode (Chattanooga, Tennessee); Olivia Kent (Montgomery, Alabama); Jaime Lara (Taylors, South Carolina); Celia Luck-Leonard (Charlotte, North Carolina); Leanna Martin (York, South Carolina); Emily McPeters (Albany, Georgia); John Derek Parsons (Easley, South Carolina); Mary Roh (Anderson, South Carolina); and Anna Sylvester (Norcross, Georgia).

For more information about the exhibition, contact Furman’s Department of Art at 864-294-2995.

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