Spring Arts Weekend Comes To a Close

March 20, 2010  

SMU senior marketing student Erin Campbell looks at a photograph displayed at the Student Art Association Spring Exhibition during its opening reception on Friday. The art is on display in the Meadows School of the Arts Bob Hope Mezzanine and Doolin Gallery until March 21 as a part of SMU’s Spring Arts Weekend. (PHOTO BY KATHRYN SHARKEY / THE DAILY MUSTANG)

SMU senior marketing student Erin Campbell looks at a photograph displayed at the Student Art Association Spring Exhibition during its opening reception on Friday. The art is on display in the Meadows School of the Arts Bob Hope Mezzanine and Doolin Gallery until March 21 as a part of SMU’s Spring Arts Weekend. (PHOTO BY KATHRYN SHARKEY / THE DAILY MUSTANG)

Marissa O’Connor
moconnor@smu.edu

Over 80 unique pieces of student art are on display this weekend at the Meadows School of the Arts’ Doolin Gallery. Students ranging from freshman to second year graduate students have created an art exhibition as a part of the Spring Arts Weekend.

On Friday, March 19, the exhibit kicked off the weekend’s event with a reception. Guests were treated to beautiful art followed by food, drinks and a chance to converse with the artists.

“It’s really well-organized and I like that the artists are here to talk about their work,” SMU sophomore Dyana Posner said. “You can definitely see each student’s unique style.”

The student artists worked hard to organize and create the all-student gallery and although some of the work is for sale, the students said it’s not about the profit; it’s about presenting their work.

“It’s a great opportunity for the SMU community to see what we have been working on, and for us it’s a chance to shine and present ourselves as artists,” SMU Senior Brooks Oliver said.

Oliver describes his art as an inspiration from two of his mentors: his teacher, Peter and his teacher’s wife, Liz.

“I develop relationships with pots and they take on a personality of their own,” Oliver said.

Olivia Smith took on the role of organizing the event but decided that she wanted all of the students to have a say. They held a curator meeting and discussed the logistics, organization and art making that the show would require.

Finally, on Friday everything came together and they were able to display their hard work to the community.

The Student Art Association Spring Exhibition will remain open until Sunday, March, 21st.

Post-graduate student Leeanna Morris explains her work to Lulu Seikaly at the Student Art Association Spring Exhibition during its opening reception on Friday in the Doolin Gallery in Meadows School of the Arts. (PHOTO BY KATHRYN SHARKEY / THE DAILY MUSTANG)

Post-graduate student Leeanna Morris explains her work to Lulu Seikaly at the Student Art Association Spring Exhibition during its opening reception on Friday in the Doolin Gallery in Meadows School of the Arts. (PHOTO BY KATHRYN SHARKEY / THE DAILY MUSTANG)

A student observes an art installation at the Student Art Association's Spring Exhibition. The works are on display through Monday. (PHOTO BY MARISSA O'CONNOR / THE DAILY MUSTANG)

A student observes an art installation at the Student Art Association's Spring Exhibition. The works are on display through Monday. (PHOTO BY MARISSA O'CONNOR / THE DAILY MUSTANG)

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