Friday, April 20, 2012

Student Art Takes Over the Ramer Building

If you haven't seen the Vol State Student Art show you need to check it out. There's photography, painting, drawings and a variety of graphic art styles. The work is hanging in the new art location on campus- the Ramer Great Hall. Those of us who work here think art in Ramer adds a new energy to the building. Art students spent several days hanging the work. It runs from the Great Hall down the hall to Advising. The Art Gallery used to be in the Thigpen Library lobby. Construction work there forced the move. It's nice to have art back on display at Vol State.

On Friday April 27 they'll be holding the Arts Alive Reception & Awards Ceremony is Friday in the Ramer Great Hall from 12:30pm-1:30pm. Awards include student work in art, the Number One literary magazine and the Squatters' Rites literary magazine.

Jurors are the one's who judge the student work. Here is what one juror had to say:

"I was extremely impressed by the variety and caliber of works submitted. I want all students to know that I took my time and very carefully weighed presentation, concept, mastery of medium, composition, use of color, and creativity in my selections for the exhibition. You should all be very proud of the work you are doing and showing. It was truly difficult to make edits.

This is a strong and diverse show!"

"Awards were based on works that stood out. Works that pushed the limits of materials or mediums were recognized.

Britt Stadig
Professional Artist
Academic Director of Art Foundations, General Education, and Transitional Studies
Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville.

1 comment:

Elizabeth S.O. said...

Next time I'm at Vol State, I will be sure to drop into the Ramer building and check out that fine artwork!