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More or Less BFA exhibition displays talent of art students

July 13, 2017

 

Whitney Durrett, a senior studio art major, is a cyanotype artist focusing on grief and how individuals react and cope when faced with losing someone. – Submitted image

John Stack IV
Staff Reporter | jes062@latech.edu

 

More or Less, an exhibition of artwork by Louisiana Tech School of Design BFA candidates, is on view at the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center galleries on the Louisiana Tech University campus until Friday.

 

The exhibition is a capstone project by 10 senior Bachelor of Fine Art students. The work depicted inquiries into identity, memory and emotions, estimating answers while accepting subjectivity, inspiring the title for the show.

 

This group of artists includes Janelle Cobb, Whitney Durrett, Catherine Hunter, Alaycia Moore, Reagan Pearson, Sarah Prescott, Kody Robinson, Sarah Smith, Maggie Torbet and Christina Wong. They also showed as a group earlier this year at the Upstairs Gallery in Monroe, and were featured in the March issue of DeltaStyle magazine.

 

Catherine Hunter, a senior photography major, said she was pleased with this exhibition being realized.

 

“I’m proud of all the hard work that has gone into this show over the course of the year,” Hunter said. “It’s satisfying to see something we’ve committed to come together.”

 

She said for her it has been a huge privilege to work with the amazing artists she had for classmates and faculty members.

 

“I want to give a big shout-out to everyone who has given so generously of their time, resources and support for this show,” Hunter said.

 

Alaycia Moore, a senior double major in graphic design and studio, said she is happy with the success of the event.

 

“The More or Less BFA Exhibition was a successful night for the studio art students,” Moore said. “Each artist showcased their talents, concepts behind their bodies of work and their creative process.”

 

She said it has been a great turnout and is very pleased and thankful for the friends and family who flowed in and out of the gallery spaces and all of their support.

 

Joey Slaughter, an associate professor of art, said the exhibition will present quite the array of art from Tech’s art seniors.

 

“The 2017 BFA Show More or Less at Louisiana Tech School of Design has a diverse range of art from painting, installation art, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and drawing,” Slaughter said. “I encourage all of the community to come see what we are doing in the School of Design here in Ruston. The opening is Monday from 6-9 p.m. in The Visual Art Center.”

 

Opening with a public reception May 8 from 6-9 p.m., the work is shown in the Moffett and Bathea galleries in the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center on Tech Drive in Ruston. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, please email Whitney Durrett at LATechBFA@gmail.com, or visit the La Tech BFA Facebook page.

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