The Campanella Gallery at Park University will open its 2017-18 exhibition season with a group exhibit featuring the artwork of Park art and graphic design students and alumni. The exhibit, highlighting students in the University’s Special Topics in Art or Design class (AR 315), runs Friday, Aug. 4, through Friday, Sept. 29. An artist reception will be held on Friday, Aug. 18, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Six students and alumni will be featured in the exhibit:
• Marie Brink, 2017 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine art, from Columbia, Mo., mixed media portraits
• Jennifer DeFreece, senior graphic design major from Kansas City, Mo. (attended Plattsburg [Mo.] High School), sculptures
• Astrid Gonzalez, senior graphic design major from Liberty, Mo. (attended Liberty High School), watercolor portraits
• Persis Grubbs, 2017 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in graphic design, from Kansas City, Mo., acrylic paintings
• Abigail Ranes, junior graphic design major from Liberty, Mo., oil on canvas paintings
• Stevie Smith, senior fine art and secondary education/K-12 fine art major from Kansas City, Mo. (attended Smithville [Mo.] High School), paint media portraits
The students/alumni worked with Andrea Lee, Ph.D., director of the Campanella Gallery and assistant professor of art, design and interdisciplinary studies, to develop a body of artwork based on a topic of interest they wanted to explore over the course of the semester. “Each artist was encouraged to explore their artistic vision and expression, and the results are unique expressions that highlight the talent and interests of the artists,” Lee said.
Admission to the Campanella Gallery, located within the University’s Norrington Center on the Parkville Campus, is free. The building and Gallery’s hours are as follows:
• Through Sunday, Aug. 13 (summer schedule): Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
• Beginning Monday, Aug. 14 (regular hours): Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 4 to 9:30 p.m. The building will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4, for the Labor Day holiday.