Students Showcase Artwork

Posted on October 19th, 2015 by Emily Tomlinson

Fall2015_artshowBy Senior Victoria Rackliff, intern

This fall 12-15 students in Averett’s art department will be displaying their artwork in a Spotlight Series from October 22 through November 19. The exhibits will feature prints and drawings in Jut’s Café and sculptures and 3D modeling in Blount Library. The exhibits are free and open to the public.

Among the work displayed will be pieces from seniors Quienton Greear and Taylor Gauldin. Greear’s pieces will include works of mixed-media, abstract, and pop art while Gauldin’s will mainly include sculptures.

“My favorite artwork would be my Drip Art Abstract pieces,” Greear said. “I love to do abstract artwork; to me it’s like putting random, abstract thoughts on a canvas board.”

In the future, Greear wants to be a graphic artist and become known internationally for his art.

Gauldin, on the other hand, hopes to eventually obtain her master’s degree and become a museum curator, spreading her knowledge of art by teaching students of all ages.

For the Spotlight Series, Gauldin’s favorite piece on display is her self-portrait bust made out of clay. Gauldin said she enjoys creating something out of nothing, and that creating the piece was the most frustrating experience in her art career at Averett.

“Sculpture is difficult, but simply going with the flow and letting your hands lead your brain in the process makes it less stressful,” Gauldin said. “There is no perfection, so it’s no use in striving for it. Strive to make something that makes you say, ‘Wow, I did that.'”