Students will show off a variety of artistic styles, presented through a collection of paintings, sculptures, digital work, and photography.
Briseno, a senior from northern Illinois, dedicates her artistic endeavors in all their forms to “offer people visuals of God's promises.” Her hours in the art studio have been inspired by the idea of hope, and she works to portray its fulfillment and healing power.
The charcoal drawings and oil paintings that Clemmer presents will not only showcase her own talents but also the lives of her more recent ancestors. In her effort to honor the lives of others she has chosen to base most of her work on the heirloom photographs passed down within her family, capturing in a brief moment those who came before her.
“I believe that everyone has an important story to tell, no matter if it seems little to them . . . this was my way of trying to show appreciation,” said Clemmer.
Starting in ceramics but having since branched out into painting, Davis finds her inspiration in both people and nature. She believes the two have much in common, including an implicit invitation to explore their mysteries more deeply.
“The purpose of my art is to inspire not only thought but imagination as well,” said Davis. “Without imagination, we become paralyzed in the mundane.”
Osborn works chiefly in portraits, attempting to represent the complex inner workings of people he knows and respects. His goal is to capture the secret struggles that people hide and hold dear.
“From my own experience, the struggles we face within our own spirit are what bring us closer to God,” said Osborn. “My goal is for my art to relate something of that experience.”
The exhibit is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a closing reception on Friday, May 3, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
The Senior Showcase is sponsored by Cooke’s Food Store.