A trio of seniors are presenting their final art projects – a closer look at their personal journeys – in an exhibit on display April 29-May 24 at Keuka College’s Lightner Gallery.
The Senior Art Show showcases the talents of Erik Holmes of Penn Yan, Courtney French (Massena), and Erica Ruscio (Middlesex). An artists’ reception will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at the gallery in Lightner Library. Light refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through May 24.The gallery is open during Lightner Library hours, whichcan be found online at: http://lightner.keuka.edu.
According to Melissa Newcomb, assistant professor of art and adviser to the student artists, each one had to prepare an artist’s statement, along with a “thesis” of sorts, representing the culmination of work produced over their time as a student. Throughout this semester, they met weekly for senior art seminar, she said, and from those talks, a group consensus emerged: everybody’s grown.
This group has some of the strongest raw talent of students Newcomb has mentored during her four years at Keuka, she said.
According to Ruscio, the trio named the exhibit “EXPEERIENCE” because it’s “all about our experiences and we hope that people can see that by peering a little closer.”
“There are also a lot of eyes and faces, so we just thought it was a catchy title,” Ruscio added. (more…)
In the sixth year of collecting donations for a community service project, Keuka College students raised approximately $130 worth of pet-supply goods to benefit the Humane Society of Yates County.
The “goodie bags” for dogs and cats were delivered just before Spring Break following a collection period that ran from March 1 -21. Student organizers – advocates of the Humane Society – had help from members of the Political Science and History Club and members of Rotaract, the college student division of Rotary International, who visit the local Humane Society each week.
Pictured left to right are junior Janelle Davidson, a biology major; senior Jennifer Bush, a secondary education, history and special education major; junior Molly Flanagan, who dual majors in marketing and organizational communication; and freshman Desiree Ford, an organizational communication major.