Senior show is bittersweet

Published 12:25 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2016

By Carly Shaia

Special to The Farmville Herald

It is always a bittersweet moment when a senior realizes graduation is right around the corner.

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It’s one celebrated by the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts’ (LCVA) annual senior thesis exhibition, Point of Departure.

The gallery is a way for seniors to have their work become a professional portfolio as it appears in an accredited museum.

“It’s great to see my work on display in an actual museum,” Rowan Davis, a senior photography major, said in a press release.

Rowan’s work focused on her passion and advocacy of horses. Her work features landscape interpretations of horse bodies in a theme of bodyscape meeting horsescape.

Kyle Transue, a graphic and animation design major (DSAM), created a playable board game for his senior project. The game features vocabulary words and phrases in the English language that are considered fundamental.

Transue said that his game is a “fun way” for people to learn how to read and associate words with images.

Each student was in charge of creating their own work and displaying it. Every senior is in charge of conceptualizing his or her own pieces.

Morgan Huber, a senior painting and drawing major, explained, “I started off painting and I wanted to find another medium that was … intriguing to the eye.”

Huber, also a member of the Kappa Pi International Art Fraternity, wanted to challenge herself as she created her work inside embroidery hoops. Her work features old buildings painted on stretched canvases with threaded details. “I’m fascinated with bringing (old buildings) back to life,” Huber said.

The gallery is on display through May 11.