Posted: Tuesday Apr 10, 2012
April 10, 2012
The Saint Vincent Gallery will present the second of two senior exhibitions this spring from Friday, April 20 to Sunday, May 6.
Student Exhibition II opens with a reception with the artists from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 and will show the work of Sarah Hunter, a studio art major from Wampum; Danny Kilmer, a graphic design major from Mechanicsburg; Zachary Lantz, a graphic design major from Pittsburgh (15241); Lauren Stanley, a graphic design major from Elizabeth; and Basil Wilson, a graphic design major from Potomac Falls, Virginia.
Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. The Gallery is closed on Mondays.
Admission is free and open to the public.
The Saint Vincent Gallery is located on the third floor of the Robert S. Carey Student Center and is accessible to the physically challenged. For further information, 724 805-2197, www.stvincent.edu/gallery.
Sarah Hunter expects to receive a bachelor of arts degree in studio art with minors in art history and psychology from Saint Vincent College in May. The recipient of academic and leadership scholarships from Saint Vincent, she is a member of the dean’s list, art club (president, fall 2011 to present) and Alpha Lambda Delta. She has previously published her artwork in the Campus Ministry Advent booklet and in Saint Vincent College’ Generation magazine and exhibited in Latrobe Art Center’s Open Show, Saint Vincent Latimer Library and Saint Vincent Gristmill. Skilled in drawing, photography, sculpture and painting, she has been active in campus ministry, Saint Vincent College Step Up program, and Martin Luther King Challenge. She has also worked as a model for the art department, as an art studio student assistant, as an admission ambassador and as a student assistant in the information services department. “To me, creating art has been a therapeutic means of expression,” Ms. Hunter commented. “Creating can serve as an outlet for a variety of emotions as well as giving one a sense of accomplishment at being able to step back and observe the product of their feelings and energy. My hope is that through viewing my artwork viewers may experience not only the emotion poured into the piece but have their own emotional experience as well. I wish for my artwork to cause viewers to ponder not only what is physically on the canvas but the deeper meaning behind it as well.”
Danny Kilmer expects to graduate from Saint Vincent College with a bachelor of arts degree in graphic design and a minor in communication in May. A member of the Saint Vincent College art club, he has also volunteered with Operation Christmas Child, Westmoreland County Blind Association, Cumberland Valley Dance-a-thon and West Point Elementary School. He has worked for Saint Vincent College departments of service learning and community outreach, annual fund and career center and provided entertainment to Pittsburgh Pirate fans as the pierogi character. “The main goal I have for my artwork is to capture the eye and heart of all those who view it,” Mr. Kilmer commented. “My work is not abstract but it is not pure realism. I use a fantastic color palette filled with bright, contrasting colors or a unique point of view to create an image that is uniquely mine. If my work can draw somebody’s eye and make them feel something, then I’ve done my job.”
Zachary Lantz expects to earn a bachelor of arts degree in graphic design from Saint Vincent College in May. The recipient of a leadership scholarship, he has been involved with the junior auxiliary at St. Clair Hospital and worked with Upper St. Clair Township, Lantz Landscaping and the Almanac. “There are many events and experiences in life on which an artist could base his or her works,” Mr. Lantz commented. “The one subject in which I have always had an interest in since I was young was my love of cars. My belief is that a car can be considered art though most art experts would most likely disagree with me.”
Lauren Stanley expects to receive a bachelor of arts degree in graphic design from Saint Vincent College in May. Skilled in film and digital photography, processing and printing, printmaking, stained glass, and filmmaking, she has previously exhibited with the Latrobe Art League, Saint Vincent Gristmill, Generation magazine, Alfred Hall exhibition and the Latrobe Art Center. “My creative process is strongly based on life in a different perspective,” Ms. Stanley commented. “I create in my artwork the little things that people take for granted and do not really pay attention to in life. Besides creating the little things, I create the things that once had importance but now have been left behind or destroyed. I like to create things from a different perspective so people can see and understand life from a different view.”
Basil Wilson expects to receive a bachelor of arts degree in graphic design with minors in communication and sociology from Saint Vincent College in May. A graduate of Bishop O’Connell High School, Arlington, he is a member of the Bearcat varsity football team, Alpha Phi Omega, young entrepreneurs club, graphic designers club and art club. He has worked as a counselor, database assistant and intern with Booz Allen Hamilton in Herndon, Virginia. “Art to me is an expression of life talent and my emotions creating for me a unique world not seen by many,” Mr. Wilson commented. “Interpretations and understanding in my own individualistic way gives me a positive persona when creating beautiful pieces of art.”
Photo: Seniors exhibiting in the second student exhibit this spring at Saint Vincent include, from left, Sarah Hunter, Danny Kilmer, Zachary Lantz, Lauren Stanley and Basil Wilson.
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