"What I Have Carried" Draws Crowd
On Tuesday, November 17, “Art in IT” presented their exhibition entitled, “What I Have Carried.” The event was held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., displaying a variety of artwork by Assumption’s own students. Pieces ranged from paintings to pencil drawings and even collages.
Every inch of the walls on the second floor of IT were covered with artwork that ranged from small compositions to works larger in size with beautiful vibrant color on the day of Art Club’s sixth annual art exhibition.
“It’s cool to see all the art that people are able to create. I feel as if the school can use Art Club’s pieces to bring more modern art to the college,” stated sophomore Julie Dunn.
The event kicked off with opening statements by senior Jennifer Dowling and sophomore Dori Rogers, both of whom run Art Club.
“This show got artists to think about what they have carried emotionally or physically,” Dowling stated.
Opening statements ended with a round of applause for the artists in the room for all the hard work they put into their pieces.
With refreshments of fruit, cheese and punch, attendees spent the next hour socializing and appreciating the artwork. The turnout for the show was very good, as the room was packed with people from start to finish. The lounge was occupied by students as well as professors who came to see the work their students had done.
One of the professors in attendance was Professor Lynn Simmons, who is well known for teaching art classes such as graphic design.
“There is a variety of work here and good experimentation,” Simmons stated. “The theme of the show is very compelling. It’s a good representation of studio art.” Simmons also mentioned that of all the pieces she’s looked at, she is drawn to the collages in particular.
“I am glad to be here,” said Simmons.
“It’s really nice to see the professors come and interact with the students. Honestly, I didn’t even know there was an Art Club,” said sophomore Jessica Ferronetti.
Standing with Ferronetti is another sophomore, Katie Nolan, who was also very impressed with the compositions displayed in the show.
The pieces exhibited in IT will be on display from November 17, 2015 to January 15, 2016. Art Club meets every Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Laska Art Studios and is a great opportunity to take a break from studying and homework. Everyone is welcome to attend.