On December 1, graduates of the Portfolio and Advanced TV and Cinema classes presented their art in the Wheatley Gallery for the Senior Semester presentation.
Professor Andrew Ames from the Department of Media Arts, who is the gallery’s co-coordinator alongside Professor Christine Holtz, shared his thoughts on the event.
“It’s so much fun to see the culmination of their four years. So for me it’s exciting just to be able to celebrate all the work they’ve done here, ”Ames said. “That’s what they did, and that’s what they are doing professionally now. It’s sort of a first showcase of what they can do to the world before leaving RMU.
Throughout the evening, guests were invited to come and discover the displays set up by each student.
Patricia “Trish” Bash, one of the seniors whose work is on display, tells us what initially piqued her interest in art.
“I have always been interested in art. I’ve been a graphic designer for 20 years and needed to go back to school to graduate so that I could take my career in a new direction, ”said Bash. “But art has always been something I’ve loved.”
Bash, a media arts interaction design major, also explained the reasoning behind her favorite piece of art.
“My favorite piece, it must be, Perilous which is a film noir poster that I painted in India ink, ”Bash said. “I used my son as the detective’s model and that’s probably why he’s my favorite, because I got to get my family involved in it.”
Towards the end of the event, an award for best display went to Patricia “Trish” Bash.
“I was very surprised and I am very grateful,” said Bash.
Next semester, the art gallery will host three exhibitions: Interaction Now, The Gold Show and another Senior Showcase.