Thursday, May 3, 2012

LC Senior Art recognized in the Wall Street Journal

Finishing its 19th straight year (15 of which have been held at the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery), the Lewis & Clark Senior Art Majors have just wrapped up another stellar exhibition. 

The promotional postcard for this year's Senior Art Show

This year was especially significant, in the Senior Art Show's recognition among the Portland Art Scene in this article in the Wall Street Journal, published today.

Note the image of 2009 Lewis & Clark Studio Art seniors (Zoe Clark, Caitlin Ducey, and Kyle Thompson), pictured below, along with this excerpt:
"...Lewis & Clark College (where 12128's owner, Kyle Thompson, teaches chemistry, and where the strongest undergraduate exhibition I've seen in a long time was being held)..." (see image below). Placing the Senior Artists among the rising Art Scene in Portland leaves all of us toiling hard at this tiny liberal arts college feeling, well, *recognized*! 

Care to see what the students pictured here have produced this year and in years' past? Check out their work in the BRAND NEW Senior Art Collection & Archive Online! The Collection allows you to contact seniors directly, if they have provided their email addresses, and if not, get in touch with me and we can get in touch with them. Browse by tagcloud, year and name of artist, recent images, or do a search.

The Dept. of Art, the Hoffman Gallery, and the Senior Art Majors at Lewis & Clark are truly world class, and I, for one, am proud to work with all three. Huzzah! Visit the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery's page to view some of the highlights of this year's show.

--Stephanie Beene, Lewis & Clark, Visual Resources Coordinator, Watzek Library

From left, LC 2009 Alums, Zoƫ Clark, Caitlin Ducey and Kyle Thompson outside 12128, a decommissioned crabber, profiled in today's Wall Street Journal.