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Student Invitational Art Show to Run Through Feb. 27.

Art, Student Success

ShowcaseLee University is hosting a Student Invitational Art Show, featuring the works of Lee students enrolled in studio art classes. Opening night was January 25, and the show will run through February 27 in the Squires Art Gallery, located in Squires Library.  

“This is the very first Student Invitational Art Show at Lee University,” said Victoria Phillips, visiting assistant professor of art. “I am so excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our students, and I am looking forward to many more student shows in the future.”   

This showcase features several different artistic mediums such as charcoal, oil, pottery, and many more.   

The students whose work is currently on display in the Squires gallery were recommended by their art professors, and include Hannah Bolton, Layne Condra, Kate Collins, Anna Evens, Dayne Frost, Julia Halterman, Madison Kelsch, Cat Kendrick, Elizabeth Kirby, Ashlyn Kirtner, Joseph Martindale, Joy McCollum, Evie Mendez, Mariana Michalek, Anna Joy Nyberg, Matthew Alden Preble, Alexa Rock, Adeline Smith, Deena Vore, and Ava Zotti.  

“While people stand back and look at the big picture I have always been pulled in by the small features of a piece,” said Kendrick. “My hope is that viewers get lost in the small characteristics of my work and as they step back, they see how the piece comes together.”  

The works of Kendrick featured are “Fizz” and “Rosy.”   

“In my art, I confront the shadows of sexual assault, transforming pain into resilience,” said Preble. “Through raw and emotive expressions, I aim to create a dialogue, fostering understanding and empowering survivors to reclaim their narratives.”   

Preble’s exhibited piece is titled “Whispers of Resilience.”  

“I often marvel at the beauty that manifests in my closest friends,” said Kirtner, about her artwork “Paulina.” “I created this piece to encapsulate that beauty to the best of my ability.”  

The Student Invitational Art Show is free and open to the public during regular operating hours of the library, which can be found by visiting libguides.com/homepage.  Squires Library is located on the corner of 11th Street and Paul Conn Parkway.

For more information about the showcase or Lee’s art program, contact Victoria Phillips at vphillips@leeuniversity.edu.    

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