The first installment of Monmouth College’s annual senior art exhibit is on display through April 17 in the Len G. Everett Gallery of Hewes Library.
Titled “Come for the Cheese, Stay for the Art,” the exhibit features the works of Courtny Beam of Aledo, George Burnette of Washington and Dan Carlson of Lake in the Hills. A reception for the artists will be held on April 12 at 3 p.m. The students will give their oral presentations about their work on April 11 at 10 a.m. in the gallery.
Beam is displaying a series of portraits, Burnette a series of steel sculptures and Carlson a combination of both – five large portraits, as well as steel sculptures of skeletons.
“I chose to exaggerate the colors in the faces to express how many colors and emotions can really be seen in a face,” Carlson said. “I used thick paint and brush marks to show textures in the hair and face. My sculptures are meant to explore the beauty in the deceased. The process involved studying real bones and skeletons, then using the steel to draw the object in space.”
A second exhibit, featuring the works of other senior art majors, will run April 23 – May 7.
The Everett Gallery is open Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays, noon to midnight.