Tarleton Fine Arts hosting senior capstone art exhibition

TSU Media Relations

The Department of Fine Arts at Tarleton State University will showcase the work of 16 graduating seniors during the Spring 2018 Senior Exhibition Series, on display at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Gallery from April 9 through May 11. 

The group of seniors includes students receiving bachelor’s degrees in studio art along with graduates of the interdisciplinary digital media studies degree program.

“This semester has a large list of graduating seniors, which serves as a testament to the growth of the Art/Digital Media Studies programs into one of the largest areas in the Department of Fine Arts,” said art professor and senior capstone advisor Chris Ireland.

The event gives student-artists an opportunity to mount a professional exhibition of a complete body of work, showcasing a cohesive portfolio in the field of study they intend to focus on upon graduation. 

Each senior is required to participate in an oral defense of the work that is open to the public. These usually take place on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of April.  Information on specific times will be posted on the official Department of Fine Arts website and on tarletondigital.com

Artists and exhibition schedule:

  • Kiyana Cherry and Taylor Martin, April 9-11
  • Jessica Moore and Tiara Tatum, April 12-16
  • Blake Goldsmith/Ranlee Kunkel/Nikki Valdez, April 17-19
  • Taylor Hughes and Rachel Nunez, April 20-24
  • Aleisha Bryeans, Tommy Capps and Colin Craig, April 25-27
  • Annalea Nelson, April 26-May 2
  • Matt Huskins, April 30-May 2; Lecture on May 1
  • Jacob Fritts and Yuki Holloway-Ogiamien May 3 - May 11

 “The senior exhibition series is always a great time to be in the gallery,” Ireland said. “Great work will be going up for a couple days and will be replaced in a few days by more great work. It is an exciting time to be in the building as there will always be new and challenging work to talk about.”