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Senior exhibition, Unfiltered, opens April 24 in the University Gallery

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April 21, 2013

unfiltered7Unfiltered, the 2013 Senior Exhibition at Pacific Lutheran University will commence with an opening reception on April 24, 2013 from 5p.m. to 7p.m. The exhibit will display 23 graduating students’ finest pieces.

“[Unfiltered] doesn’t describe the art directly, because no two people are making their work about the same thing,” Taylor Carlisle, senior artist, said. “Every one is there, raw, authentic, unfiltered.”

Visitors will see a wide variety of media from ceramics, sculpture and painting, to photography and graphic design. There will also be plenty of opportunities to talk one on one with the artists themselves.

“Viewers should be very open-minded when coming to the gallery. There is going to be a large variety of artwork on display, with all types of themes and genres,” Krista Fredricks, head advertiser and senior artist, said. “I like to believe that art transcends boundaries. There is always some kind of artwork for each and everyone to enjoy.”

This exhibition is unique to the University Gallery in that the exhibition is student driven from the advertising and catering to installation and set up.

“Working under a deadline is one thing, we all do that. But working under a deadline and knowing that a lot of people are going to see and inspect your work completely changes the game, and you start to worry more about the message you’re sending,” Carlise said. “Working with other people to put together a show we’re all a part of also adds pressure, but also elevates the art we work on.”

Students are able to get as creative as they would like, so some interesting elements will be incorporated. The students plan on doing an online video of the show, as well as online still images, Craig Cornwall, faculty advisor for the show, says

The exhibit is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or by appointment) through May 25, 2013 at the University Gallery in Ingram Hall at Pacific Lutheran University. Admission is free and open to the public.

“I am anxious to see all the hard work that each and every student has put into his or her pieces,” Fredricks said. “I think each one of us will be very excited when everything comes together and the pieces are placed on display in the gallery.”