Art students at Lander University were honored for their hard work Thursday night, as various art work was on display at Lander’s Monsanto Art Gallery. Over 40 pieces of work were displayed in the annual Student Art Show.
The event began with a reception at 6:00, allowing for Lander University students and faculty to observe the work on display. At 6:30, specific pieces of art were discussed on a more in depth basis.
According to Doug Mcabee, Assistant Professor of Art at Lander, students were encouraged to submit any art work they desired. Over 80 pieces were submitted.
“Students were asked to submit anything they wanted to,” Mcabee said. “They could submit up to three pieces. From that, we had a juror come in from outside of the university and she judged everything, deciding what would and wouldn’t be in the show. We had about 50 percent of those submissions selected for the show.”
As Mcabee reflected on the process of the show, he explained that the program served as a fulfilling experience for all parties involved.
“It was great,” Mcabee said. “They work all year to see their efforts, and they come through and put their work in the show. It’s an accomplishment just to submit something, but for those who actually get chosen, it makes them feel wonderful, so it’s just a great experience all around.”