By Danielle Barnes | Echo
Today, select students from all majors on campus fill the Metcalf Gallery with artwork from the past year.
This exhibit is a special event that allows students to enter their artwork to be displayed publicly. Each year, a different jury from the outside community comes in and selects which pieces of artwork to showcase. This year, Anne Greeley, assistant professor of art history at Indiana Wesleyan, selected the art pieces. Sophomore Ariel Dean believes that this process can be intimidating and exciting all at once.
"It's a great feeling knowing that people are looking at your work, but it can also be an intimidating and nerve-wracking feeling, knowing that there's a chance it won't make it into the exhibit," Dean said. "The good thing about it is that you can submit more than one piece, which gives you more chances to make it into the exhibit."
The exhibit will showcase photography, graphic design, illustration and 2D and 3D design.
During the exhibit, there will be a public presentation of awards. These awards include Best of Show, Mitchell Purchase Prize, Media Specific Awards and the $1,000 Haines Purchase Prize, the highest honor. The artwork selected for the purchase prizes will be added to the Taylor University permanent art collection for display on campus.
Monetary prizes are provided by the Mary O. Shilling Art Endowment, the Betty Mitchell Art Endowment and Lowell and Sherry Haines.
Students will present their work at the All Student Art Exhibit tonight at 6 p.m. in the Metcalf Gallery. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.