Seniors to Showcase Artwork at Hillstrom Museum

Posted on May 1st, 2014 by

Senior Art Majors 2014Three senior studio art majors at Gustavus Adolphus College will have their work displayed at the College’s Hillstrom Museum of Art beginning May 3 through June 1. The exhibition is titled Emergence and will feature an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. as part of the College’s Honors Day festivities on Saturday, May 3.

This exhibition is a culminating event in the curriculum of the three graduating senior studio art majors and is a required component of their studies. It demonstrates the diversity of styles and approaches taken by the student artists, some of whom intend to continue studying or working in art after graduation. On display will be works by Briana Bloom (Plymouth, Minn.), Maegan Carlson (St. Petersburg, Fla.), and Elizabeth Spaulding (Nerstrand, Minn.).

Their works were created using a variety of different media including oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting; photography; screen printing; and ceramics. Each artist is represented by artwork and by a personal statement reflecting her artistic goals and aesthetic philosophy. Faculty from the College’s Department of Art and Art History served as jurors for the exhibition, selecting the strongest works from a group of submissions by each student. The exhibit was installed with the assistance of the student artists, and a number of the works on view are being offered for sale.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The Hillstrom Museum of Art’s regular hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and weekends, 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Museum’s website at


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