The annual Dordt College junior art show will be on display in the Campus Center Art Gallery from January 30 to February 9. A reception and artists’ discussion will be held at the gallery on Saturday, February 2, from 7 to 8 p.m., with gallery talks at 7:10 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
The Department of Art and Design presents works from junior artists for faculty assessment and the enjoyment of viewers.
“The junior art show has been a long standing tradition and is a way for the Department of Art and Design to assess student performance and growth in the program,” says David Versluis, art department chair at Dordt. “The faculty try to meet individually with each student to review their portfolios for critique and encouragement, which will help prepare students for their senior exhibit next year.”
This year’s exhibit will feature the work of Dordt art and design majors:
Retasya Badudu, a graphic design major
Justin Kamstra, a graphic design major
Ally Krommendyk, a K-12 education major
Megan Middel, a fine arts studio and psychology major
Deidra Noteboom, a graphic design and business administration major
Ella Swart, a graphic design major
Alex Fehlhafer, a K-12 education major
Sarina Johnston, a graphic design and business administration major
Hannah Unger, a graphic design major
Amy Van Fossen, fine arts studio and music performance minor
Emily Wicker, a graphic design and Spanish major
Allison Wordes, fine arts studio and English major
“The group of students who have artwork in this show is diverse and multi-talented - we are graphic designers, fine artists, illustrators, painters, potters, photographers and more,” says Emily Wicker. “I'm excited to see how our pieces will fit together in the gallery and hopefully represent a small part of who we are and what we are passionate about."
Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.