Baylor Art Students Get Their Chance to Showcase Work

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Nov. 18, 2013

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2013) - The end of the fall semester marks a culminating point for graduating Baylor art students: the BFA Senior Exhibition.

The Martin Museum of Art hosts this exhibition every semester to showcase all the best art that students have worked on throughout their time at Baylor.

"All graduating BFA students are required to participate in the exhibition as part of their capstone experience," said Karin Gilliam, director of the Martin Museum of Art. "The students must spend their last semester planning and installing their exhibition under the supervision of their major professor and with the assistance of the museum staff."

Adriana Lovejoy, whose fine arts degree is concentrated in graphic design, is looking forward to displaying her hard work.

"I have some websites I've done, some identity marks, promotional posters, package designs and executions, a defense paper over one of the designs, some 3-D renders, brochures and stationery suites," she said. "They all took various times to create, of course, but nothing was done in a day, I can say that."

"Everything they do is excellent experience for planning a future exhibition of their own after they graduate," Gilliam said.

"It's a very exciting time, but also very stressful, because we want nothing less than our best on display," Lovejoy said.

The students' work will be exhibited through Nov. 26, starting with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 on Nov. 21. in Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center at Baylor University, 60 Baylor Ave. For more information, visit www.baylor.edu/martinmuseum.

by Rachel Miller, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT BAYLOR COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

The College of Arts & Sciences is Baylor University's oldest and largest academic division, consisting of 26 academic departments and 13 academic centers and institutes. The more than 5,000 courses taught in the College span topics from art and theatre to religion, philosophy, sociology and the natural sciences. Faculty conduct research around the world, and research on the undergraduate and graduate level is prevalent throughout all disciplines.

ABOUT MARTIN MUSEUM OF ART

The museum's mission is one of education and service by bringing outstanding art exhibitions, speakers and guest artists to Baylor University and Central Texas. The museum serves as a valuable teaching tool for students and faculty. Exhibitions complement the courses of art history and studio art taught within Baylor's department of art. The permanent collection consists of approximately 1,300 objects representing a variety of art that has been donated to or purchased by Baylor. The collection contains art by such well-known artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Kathe Kollwitz, Francisco de Goya, and Edouard-Leon Cortes. Included in the collection are approximately 300 paintings by famous watercolor artists, among them George Post, Phil Dike, Edgar Whitney and John Marin.

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