Diverse in style and color, art students presented their canvas drawings, acrylic paintings and ceramic work in the senior exhibition show on Oct. 18 at the Henrietta Memorial Center.
Glistening under the array of chandeliers, each masterpiece stood alone, framed on its own flat panel. Descriptions were not necessary as the art spoke for itself. Spectators circled the entire vicinity only to find themselves going back to the entrance to re-experience the creations a second time. Guests reacted to the art with both intrigue and awe. Vibrant colors such fuchsia and indigo graced one section with similar artists, while another section similarly chose to remain within a gray color scheme.
The artists, senior level students at Texas A&M University-Kingsville participated in their second exhibition in preparation for the ‘Senior Show’, an end-of-semester presentation where all art is on display in addition to a delivered statement.
Marco Carbajal, art enthusiast and relative to one of the artist’s shared his thoughts.
“My nephew is in the show. I love art and I also studied art. I think it’s great when people express themselves in different ways. It gives you a chance to see the world through another person’s eyes,” Carbajal said.
Monica Bravo, senior in fine arts and part of the exhibition revealed how she nurtured her talents and enjoys creating art. Her favorite is ‘throwing the wheel’ with clay to create plates and cups. Garcia finds pottery fun and believes art is more than what it seems.
Cedric Guerra, senior in fine arts and exhibition participant, expressed that there’s so many ways to create art. Guerra’s favorite form of medium is painting. “Art allows you to have your own style, all the way down to the details,” Guerra said.
Moved by emotions channeled through various pieces, Nicolette Garcia, sophomore in fine arts, attended the show to see what it takes and where in a year’s time she will stand.
“I’m an artist myself. It’s good for me to see what’s going on and how to prepare myself for the show…there’s a lot of diversity, you get to see the whole blend of everyone’s work together…that’s art,” Garcia said.
The final Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) show will be hosted at the Ben Bailey Art Gallery and is open to the public on Dec. 6 from 6:30-9 p.m.