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Art and Design Student Exhibitions On Campus, In the Community

Art and Design Student Exhibitions On Campus, In the Community

Posted: April 11, 2019

A successful artist or designer must balance the roles of event planner, promoter, and curator. Moreover, they have to prepare and maintain a portfolio; market their work for representation, sale, or freelance commissions; seek and apply for exhibitions; and hone their resume-writing and interview skills.

In Gerald Mead’s DES 414/FAR 470 Senior Seminar, art and design students gain first-hand experience in all facets of being a working professional in their chosen field.

“Once again, the students are enrolled in a ‘co-mingled’ course this semester and, as a result, the range of both art and design disciplines represented in the class is very broad,” said Mead. “The combination of graphic designers, painters, photographers, fiber and ceramic artisans, and jewelers in one class has enabled discussion on diverse perspectives on art and design practices and career opportunities. I continue to be impressed by the high quality of the work the students are creating and their dedication to their field. ”

As a requirement of Mead’s course, each student must present a solo exhibition. Whether the exhibition is on or off campus, students are responsible for securing the location; creating and distributing invitations and posters; promoting their show; hanging and installing their artwork; and connecting with an audience.

This is all in addition to spending countless hours in a studio, creating and refining their work.

Independently orchestrating a presentation of their work gives students valuable practical experience in a number of activities that they will be able to apply to their future careers as graphic designers, craft artisans, or fine artists.

Works by two of Mead's students, Megane Roy and Danielle Saevawere featured in the April 11 edition of the Public. Roy's work was featured on the newspaper's cover, while Saeva's art graced the publication's centerfold. 

DES 414 Seniors Seminar Student Exhibitions

 

Vermillion Tower: Video Game Designs by Xaiver Riley

March 27–31

Pine Apple Co., 65 Allen St., Buffalo, NY 14202
Gallery hours: Sunday, Wednesday–Friday, noon–6:00 p.m., Saturday, noon–7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Concerning Fate: Oil Paintings by Danielle Saeva

April 12–16
Reception: Friday, April 12, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

1045 Elmwood Gallery of the Arts, 1045 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo NY, 14222
Gallery hours: Thursday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. or by appointment. 

 

 

 

Challenging Conventions: Portrait paintings by Darmelle Esterlin

April 12–16
Reception: Friday, April 12, 4:00–9:00 p.m.

1045 Elmwood Gallery, 1045 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222
Gallery hours: Thursday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. or by appointment. 

 

 

Urban Dystopia: Paintings by Jessica Skehan

April 14–20
Reception: Sunday, April 14, 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Bacon Gallery, Upton Hall, Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14222
Gallery hours: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

 

 

Natural Consequences: Fiber and Jewelry Work by Emily Ziegler

April 15–27
Reception: Saturday, April 20, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

ArtSpace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209
Gallery hours: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. or by appointment. 

 


 

Copper Reefs: Enamel and Metalwork by Iris Planter

April 22–26
Reception: Tuesday, April 23, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Bacon Gallery, Upton Hall, Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14222
Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 3:00–7:00 p.m. or by appointment.

 

 

Nature Morte: Still Life Photographs by Megane Roy

April 25–29
Reception: Friday, April 26, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

1045 Elmwood Gallery, 1045 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222
Gallery hours: Thursday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. or by appointment. 

 

 


Plein and Simple: Landscape Paintings by Matthew Cehulic

April 26–May 3
Reception: Friday April 26, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Roycroft Print Shop, 5 S Grove St., East Aurora, NY 14052
Gallery hours: By appointment.

 

 

 

Melodic Visualization Pen and Ink Illustrations by Tom Balbierz

April 29–May 20
Reception: April 29, 5:30–9:00 p.m.

Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. Buffalo, NY 14203
See Mohawk Place events schedule. 

 


 

 

Tectonic Textures: Ceramic Work by Elyse Wall

May 2–6
Reception: Friday, May 3, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

1045 Elmwood Gallery, 1045 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222
Gallery hours: Thursday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Feminé: Digital Illustrations by John Raymond

May 6–10
Reception: Wednesday, May 8, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

Bacon Gallery, Upton Hall, Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222
Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, noon–4:00 p.m.

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