Student art pieces brighten Founders Hall

A temporary student art show has moved into the galleries of Founders Hall, bringing new voices, perspectives and meanings to the previously bare rooms.

The display began on Nov. 5, incorporating dozens of works executed by many of Guilford’s finest student artists.

This sundry collection includes handcrafted sculptures along with two-dimensional drawings, paintings and sketches constructed from every imaginable material in an artist’s toolbox.

Around the picture-filled walls of the gallery sit a couple of peculiar sculptures that add a new level to the event.

“Sculpture is a powerful medium that allows you to really explore a wealth of things,” said senior art major and exhibitor Brett Myers.

“It is one of those things that you can kind of define how you want to, and it can be as broad a category as any other, in fact probably broader.”

While the various forms of sculpture are very prominent in the gallery, the two dimensional art on display is every bit as inspiring and detailed.

“There is just an endless amount of expressive possibilities that I can interact with, and I think that is a big part of why I focus on the subjects I do,” said senior art major Sydney Brown.

The countless time and thought that was put into each individual piece in this display has no doubt been put to good use.  Whether you love art or can barely stand it, this gallery is assured to provide you with endless enjoyment and inspiration.

“Overall, I think the Guilford student art display was successful,” said first-year Thomas Daggett. “It did quite a good job of exhibiting the students’ art, giving them a way to share their talents with the entire school community.”

Differing from other galleries set up around campus, this display includes only art made by students, a feature art professors and curators especially enjoy.

“I always enjoy the student show, and having art exhibits in Founders activates the space and makes it more welcoming,” said Director and Curator of the Art Gallery Terry Hammond ‘81.

Students also appreciate being able to easily view their fellow students’ work on their way to lunch at the Cafeteria.

“Having a public outlet for their creativity is a very valuable experience for students, and I’m glad to see that many of my peers got that opportunity,” said Daggett.

The show will be held until Dec. 4, and most of the art is available for purchase if anyone is interested.  Until then, every student has an opportunity to visit, admire and learn from this wonderful gallery. It will open your eyes to the endless possibilities art can explore.