By Bobby Costanzo
The spring 2016 Senior Art Thesis Exhibition opened Thursday, April 21, highlighting nine works of senior that reflect the knowledge and technique gained in four years working toward their Visual and Performing Arts degree.
At the Exhibition’s opening night in the Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery in the Ghosh Science and Tech building, the excited, yet nervous buzz could be felt throughout the building as many friends, family and lovers of the arts came in and viewed the captivating collection. The artists attended and answered questions from the crowds with grace and maturity, explaining their motive for each piece of work and the detail in the techniques.
One piece in the exhibit that really stood out because of its size, placement and visual impact was by Rebeca Ruiz expresses the troubles of boarder walls and how they separate families. Words written in red on the gray surface of pieces of concrete blocking laying at the base of the wall express feelings families face trying to get to their desired country. The words express hopelessness and fear. The wall is a symbolic barrier for many future immigrants and those who may never enter the country where they want to start a better life.
From cut paper collage, to this expressive block wall, each piece in the gallery explains a story with deep meaning that can be felt by looking at it. Just sitting in the gallery, looking at the beauty, it must be an amazing feeling for each senior to know to see their pieces and recognizes how much they’ve grown during their four years at Worcester State.
The Gallery is open until May 13 on Tuesdays through Fridays from 11-5 p.m. and on Saturdays, 1-5 p.m.
With these seniors ready to graduate, it will be their last undergraduate work displayed, so make sure to visit the Gallery.