Lake Erie College to present BFA Student Showcase and Multimedia Student Exhibition

Fine Arts,

Lake Erie College will host its annual spring Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) student showcase and multimedia student exhibition from Thursday, April 12, 2018 through Friday, May 13, 2018 in B.K. Smith Gallery in Royce Hall for the Fine and Performing Arts. The opening reception for the exhibition will take place April 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This year’s show will feature two artists, Callie Berg ’18 and Angelica Maggio ’18. They will present their exhibitions “It Never Leaves You” and “Open Your Eyes To…” The reception is free and open to the public, and food will be provided. The exhibition can be viewed at any time after April 12.

Berg is getting ready to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in visual art and a minor in psychology. For her senior project, she decided to explore representing psychological abuse though three-dimensional art.  

“I wanted to find a way to show what or how emotional abuse affects people,” she said. “Art is a main channel to pass a message in such a way to make the viewer think without telling them the direct message, and this is what I hope to accomplish.”

Maggio is also set to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in visual art and a minor in integrated media, digital art and technology. For her senior project, she captured a series of photographs based on the idea that people must open their eyes to the world around them and the issues at hand.

“Because technology is the main focus of today, we as a society are missing so many things that are happening right in front of us,” she said. “To change that for just a little while and inspire people to make small changes daily are the greatest things I could accomplish with my exhibition.”

Along with Berg’s and Maggio’s work, other student artwork will be displayed. This will include drawing, paintings, photography and three-dimensional works.

Visitors are encouraged to attend the opening reception on April 12 to hear the artists talk more about their work. For more information about the BFA student exhibitions at Lake Erie College, contact Professor of Visual Arts Nancy Prudic at 440.375.7452 or prudic@lec.edu.

Photo credits: Callie Berg and Angelica Maggio

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