Senior Art Show 2015
March 26, 2015
This year's University of Redlands Senior Art Show, "Unleashed," opens March 31 in the University Art Gallery. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Meet the graduating artists who will be showcased:
- Arizona Alli is majoring in studio art with an emphasis in graphic design. "Studying art at Redlands has given me technical skills, taught me how to be a good critic, and most importantly provided a supportive and creative community for me to grow as an artist."
- Patricia Contreras is majoring in studio art with an emphasis in graphic design. "The biggest thing that Redlands has taught me about art is how important team work is and how it is best to go about it, especially in group art projects, communication is key for success. After graduation, I'm looking forward to becoming a children's book illustrator and writer."
- Raymi Damo is majoring in studio art with an emphasis in graphic design. "Studying art here at the U of R has been an incredible experience. Getting one-on-one attention from teachers who are well-versed within the art world has helped me immensely. The atmosphere here is perfect for growing and learning because you develop such a healthy relationship with your professors and the other young artists in your class. I feel like I'm ready to take on the world!"
- Jocelyn Gutierrez is majoring in managerial studies and studio art with an emphasis in graphic design. "My experience studying art in Redlands has prepared me with the skills and motivation to become successful as a graphic designer. In the future, I aspire to become an editorial designer for a large magazine corporation in London."
- Haley Hollinrake is majoring in studio art with an emphasis in painting. "Studying art at the University of Redlands has made me realize how I feel about the world around me and has taught me how to express that."
- Emily Irish is majoring in environmental studies and studio art with an emphasis in graphic design. "Experiencing a liberal arts education has allowed me to mix and match my interests in art and environmental issues. In a small community, I was able to explore the many opportunities offered to me in both the environmental field and art. In the future, I hope to be working for a small environmental nonprofit in the Pacific Northwest expressing environmental projects and awareness through the graphic arts."
- Rilla Jaggia is majoring in studio art with an emphasis in painting and sculpture. "My time at Redlands has been a gift. Now, after hours in the studio throwing pots or sculpting plaster, sleepless nights in the printmaking studio or printing photographs, and years of daubing, brushing, flinging paint on canvas, under the superb tutelage of the professors here, I am ready to show my art to the world and attempt to make a living off of it."
- Roxanne Ko is majoring in studio art with an emphasis in graphic design. She also enjoys many other art forms such as drawing, photography, collage, and nail art, along with many forms of graphic design. "I have truly enjoyed my time here at the University of Redlands," she said. "The art professors here are incredibly talented and nurturing, and make sure to help each student in their own ways.
- Erin Lazak is majoring in visual and media studies and studio art with an emphasis in photography. "Throughout my years at Redlands, I was thoroughly impressed by the knowledge of the faculty in the art department, as well the work produced by my fellow classmates. My hope for the future is to be able to make a living doing what I love: making art."
- Joe Mann is majoring in studio art with an emphasis in graphic design. "Studying at the University of Redlands has been a great experience," he said. "I have been able to find and follow my passions without hindrance."
- Margaret Merkin is majoring in studio art and minoring in business administration. Her art emphases are drawing and painting, and she prefers to work with acrylic paint and charcoal/graphite pencils. "My time here at the University of Redlands has been truly memorable, and full of great experiences and learning opportunities," she said. "As a studio art student, I've been able to explore my personal artistic talents and have learned how to express myself through art, and I hope to continue that passion throughout grad school."
- Maria Muñoz is majoring in Spanish and studio art with an emphasis in illustration and graphic design. "I enjoy creating voyeuristic experiences that trace, reveal and challenge personal memories as well as something that creates a deep admiration for nature. As for my future I would like to continue as an illustrator for children's books, nature books, and others, as well as continue my photography path of people and nature."
- Michaela Sullivan is majoring in studio art with an emphasis in photography. "My artistic passion was nurtured and inspired by studying at the University of Redlands," she said. "In the future I hope to travel abroad with my camera, experiencing and capturing different cultures."
- Katrina Wilson is majoring in biochemistry, molecular biology and studio art with an emphasis in photography. "I've really enjoyed all the knowledge, opportunities, and support the professors here at Redlands have given me."
- Stacey Wong is majoring in managerial studies and art studio with an emphasis in graphic design and photography. "Redlands has provided me with great experiences that have pushed me to go out and achieve great things and have the confidence to follow my dreams."
Other senior artists showcased include:
This event is free and open to the public. The University Art Gallery is located on Colton Avenue just east of University Street on the University of Redlands campus. The Gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The closing reception will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015.