Hiram College

April 23-May 14, 2014

The Hiram College Art Department is pleased to announce the 2014 Senior Art Exhibition. The exhibition will run from April 23 until May 14 with an opening reception April 23 from 5-7 p.m. Seven senior students will be presenting bodies of artwork that represent the culmination of their years of study at Hiram College. Laila Almassri delves into her multicultural background and the tensions that arise from being a Muslim woman in America in her series of mixed media drawings. Abbey Corbett’s paintings address the negative effects of social media on her generation. In a series of paintings based on her military service, Dawn Richardsexpresses her informed perspective on the ideals and realities of service to one’s country.  Elle Rochford develops an anatomical analogy between the human body and landscape in her mixed media “maps.” The inside versus outside nature of our world is investigated in Lydia Snyder’s organic, interactive installation piece. A’Dreus Young deals with the world of dreams and nightmares using a visual process of chance and abstraction. Compositing photography to create fantastical worlds, Niesha Zeigler invites viewers to escape into surreal landscapes.  All are invited to attend the Opening Reception, free to the public, to meet the artists and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres.

The exhibition will be held in the gallery of the Gelbke Fine Arts Center located at 12000 Winrock Road. Visit http://www.hiram.edu/about/map for a map to Hiram College. Normal gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by appointment.  For more information, contact the Art Department at (330) 569-5305.