This is the season when college seniors exhibit their work as part of a student show. Usually the art represents their final undergraduate portfolio. In short, it's a big deal. I wanted to mention a couple of exhibitions opening in the next few days. You never know what great pieces might be on view, so check out schools in your corner of the world too.
Agnes Scott's student art exhibition opens with a reception on Thursday, April 16, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition will be available for viewing at the college's Dalton Gallery during normal hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Special tours are available by calling (404) 471-5361.
Sweet Briar's senior art show opens with a reception Friday, April 17 from 5-7 p.m. and continues through May 16, 2009 at Pannell Art Gallery on campus. Please visit the college's site for details.
Also, Hollins' senior majors exhibition opens at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum on Tuesday, May 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Click here for gallery hours. Pictured above is Amy Moorefield, director of the Museum. Learn more about her role here, and get to know Eleanor "Siddy" Wilson here.
Spellman College Museum of Fine Art is an important Atlanta resource. It's housed in the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Academic Center. The spring calendar is available here.
And speaking of students and art, Miles Redd is honorary chair of the Scad-Atlanta Scholarship Gala '09, scheduled for April 16. Kate Abney of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles just caught up with him here.
A diverse range of original art will be auctioned at the SCAD gala. A sampling of what you might find includes Jill Steenhuis' oil on canvas, Sun Rising on San Salute, above, and below Carolyn Carr's Untitled, paint on panel. (Items are not for sale online but will be available for bidding the night of the event.)
Paul Costello photographed Redd in a mirrored room of his own design. Shown at top, Anne Gary Pannell Art Gallery at Sweet Briar College.Second image of art students also via SBC.
Just one more art-related note of interest. The May 2009 Southern Accents features a story about a slow feast enjoyed outdoors adjacent to peach orchards in Chilton County, Alabama. Annie Butrus has done work inspired by this area, such as Peach Tree Trail: Summer IV, acrylic on panel, 2006.
Monica Buck photographed Chef Frank Stitt's cocktail, the Alabama Sunset.