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Artists shine in All-Student Spring Show

Senior Chelsea Dipman’s “Leaving” is one of two oil pieces she has in the spring show.

Senior Chelsea Dipman’s “Leaving” is one of two oil pieces she has in the spring show.

By Sara Jane Sheehan
Transcript Correspondent

Different types of art are on display in the lobby of Beeghly Library for the annual Spring Art Show, where many students’ works are presented for the whole Ohio Wesleyan community to see.

The show contains a variety of media including sculptures, paintings, drawings and jewelry. Over 150 pieces were submitted to the show, but only 59 were selected to be on display.

Junior Hazel Barrera has two pieces in the show: a pair of earrings and a necklace. Barrera said she does not have a concentration in her fine arts major, but she does enjoy working with metals and was happy that her work is being shown.

This is Barrera’s second time in the show, and she is impressed by this year’s show.

“I really like the setup,” Barrera said. “It is amazing how every artist gets to help put up the show and the outcome it’s always fabulous, and we also get to know other people outside our concentrations.”

Junior Ha Le has two pieces featured in this year’s show as well. One is a metals piece called “Phoenix,” and the other is a charcoal drawing of her grandmother called “Grandma.”

Le’s fine arts focuses are drawing, painting and printmaking.

Le said she was also excited to be selected for the show and s that she is hoping to win something for her work.

“It’s a bit smaller than last year’s show,” she said. “The jurors this year seem to be pretty strict, but the show still looks great. We have a variety of medium, scale and subject matter.”

Senior Paige Phillips also has pieces featured in the show, which take on a different medium than others that are displayed.

She has two hand-made books displayed; one is case-bound and the other is Japanese-bound.

Phillips focuses on drawing, graphic design and computer imaging.

“I was excited when I found out I got two pieces selected for the spring show because the jurors were artists and professors from other schools, so you can’t really judge what type or style of artwork they will like,” she said.

Phillips was also happy about how her pieces turned out.

She said there is always something she could do to change a piece slightly, but overall she was happy with them.

The show started on March 4 and will continue through April 4.

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