Nearly 300 works will be featured in the 2017 Lakeland University Annual Student Art Exhibition, a competitive show that features the best pieces by Lakeland students enrolled in the university's various studio art and graphic design classes from the current school year.
Visitors will view a wide range of media and the best examples of any given assignment, in addition to the most advanced course work in which students largely set their own objectives.
A reception and awards ceremony will be held on Friday, April 28, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Bradley Fine Arts Building on the Lakeland campus. The show will run through May 31. Attendance at the reception and admittance to the Bradley Gallery are both free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
The Bradley Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, when Lakeland is in session.
The opening reception features an awards ceremony including Best of Show, second place, third place and several honorable mentions. In addition, there will be a People's Choice Award determined by all those in attendance at the reception. Attendees will be given time to take in the entire exhibition and cast their ballot for their favorite piece.
Courses represented include Drawing I, II and III, Two-Dimensional Design, Painting I, II and III, Watercolor I, Digital Page Layout/InDesign, Image Editing/Photoshop, Digital Illustration/Illustrator, Color Theory, Communication Graphics, Typography and Illustration.
Associate Professor of Art Bill Weidner said, "I am especially pleased with the strong body of creative work from Two-Dimensional Design, as well as some ambitious examples of well-executed pieces from Drawing II and III and from the Painting courses."