By Matthew Reed
On April 24 on the second and third floors of the Maxwell Library, Bridgewater State University’s 50th annual student art show was held. The show featured the art of the students in the business issues for visual artists class.
The main outcome of the course is for students to manage the process and installation of the student art show. They manage the reception, register and takedown of the show. Promotional material and advertising for the show is also created by the students.
Portraits, photography, third-dimensional objects made of various materials are some of the items one would see at the show.
“The art in the show was from different mediums, to celebrate the shows anniversary,” said Ross Dunham, one of the students who helped prepare the event.
Maxwell Library was considered the best place to put on the art show since thousands of people walk in and out of the library every day. The library gives enough room to show quite a large number of items while remaining uncluttered.
The art show comes weeks after the students registered their art for the show. Earlier this month students came up to the third floor of the library to drop off their art. For it to be part of the show, the pieces must go through a set of rules, such as paintings must have frames and be set to hang.
The pieces of art submitted were then judged by multiple members of the faculty. They would then vote as a majority on what pieces are best for the show. At the show, artists were given awards in multiple categories.
Michael Somers, the director of Library Services, spoke about the art show and what it could mean for non-art students.
“One of the benefits of the student’s arts shows is that people can witness some of the creative endeavors of their classmates,” Somers said. “Sometimes when students want to take a break from their research to look at something beautiful and interesting or provocative or evocative that can excite their imaginations.”
Matt Reed is a Comment staff writer. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.