SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Four years of hard work will be showcased in the Senior Art Exhibit in Wittenberg's Koch Hall, starting with an opening event from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 22.
The event, showcasing 11 senior art majors' thesis projects, includes approximately eight pieces of each students' work. Their theses topics, selected during their junior year, were approved in September and have been the central focus of these students' educational activities during this academic year.
Seniors graduating with a Bachelor of Art (BA) are Kristen Jackwood from Wooster, Ohio, Colleen Keppel from Tipp City, Ohio, Arwen Kirkpatrick from North Manchester, Ohio, Terraya Lewis from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Alexander Merriell from Athens, Ohio, Brandon Sweaney from Westerville, Ohio, Jennifer Troxtell from Springfield, Ohio, and Jansen Wehrley from Medina, Ohio.
Candidates for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), the equivalent of the university's honors program in art, are Kristen Klann from Strongsville Ohio, Jacqueline Del Brocco from Chesterland, Ohio, and School of Community Education student Karin Thue from Springfield, Ohio. Klann is presenting approximately eight figural oil painting, Del Brocco is showcasing nine oil paintings in the surrealist format on wood panel, and Thue is presenting 12-15 oil paintings done in the realist format.
For Del Brocco, this is the culmination of four years of dedication and hard work.
"Being an art major at Wittenberg has really helped shape the person that I am," Del Brocco said. "Besides training me to refine my artistic skills, the faculty here has encouraged me to always look at things in a unique and original way.
"Through Wittenberg's fine arts program, I have gained the confidence in my talent and ability that is allowing me to finally pursue a career I am passionate about."
The showcase will continue through the end of the university's 162nd Commencement ceremonies on May 12.
Written By: Ross Mahaffey '07