Georgia Southern University Senior Show features skills and stories
Five Georgia Southern University students will open an art exhibit titled “Feels Like a Broken Record: Another Senior Show” on Feb. 28. Here, these students will show off the talents they’ve developed during their time at the University with a variety of styles and stories.
George Ferreira is a 3D studio arts major from Savannah. He has dabbled in many forms of artwork, including clothing and metalwork. For the show, he will present a portfolio of sculptures incorporated into 3D animation.
He said he’s looking forward to seeing his work installed in the showcase.
“I’m glad to say that I can see growth in my work and that it has gotten better over the years,” said Ferreira. It’s a little nerve-wracking, but it is exciting to finally have stuff up there.”
While the purpose of the exhibit is to showcase the talents and skills, many are using it to show how they’ve grown as individuals.
Kaitlyn Anderson, a 3D studio arts major from Cumming, Georgia, had to overcome grief after the loss of both of her grandmothers and the end of a difficult relationship. Her professors motivated her to push the boundaries within art to work through her strife.
“They really encourage you to show what you’re actually feeling and to explore it,” said Anderson. “I really appreciate it, because it definitely helped me break out of my comfort zone and keep creating more interesting art.”
She describes her sculpture art as the result of her healing, and hopes to inspire others who are also looking for optimism while dealing with hardships.
“I feel like everyone here has been an inspiration and also validating,” said Anderson. “You feel like you can’t talk about your battles. So to be able to put it out for everyone to see is very freeing.”
This show also features students Kade Couey, Alexis Frazier and Ginny Holmes.
Couey has created an abstract self-portrait through the process of character design and animation. Frazier has made a unique series of digital painting images that reflect beauty on the inside and the outside. Holmes has created an installation that speaks to local environmental concerns through reclaimed mixed media.
This senior art exhibition will be held in the Fine Arts Gallery on the Armstrong Campus in Savannah, and will be open from Feb. 28 through March 25. The Fine Arts Gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The gallery is free admission.
More information on the event can be found here.