College of Fine Arts and Design

UCO Senior Art Exhibition Explores the Human Experience

April 8, 2010Senior Art

The University of Central Oklahoma's Senior Art Exhibition will open with a reception from 6-9 p.m., April 16 in the Satellite Galleries at the Science Museum Oklahoma, located at 2100 NE 52nd Street in Oklahoma City.

From the intricacies in the structure of the human form to the patterns and cycles of nature, this show of Central Art seniors explores aspects of the human experience.

 "My artwork offers information about the human experience through the lens of my own personal history as an introspective, middle-class, perfectionist woman," explained Abi Hopkins, one of the seniors featured in the exhibit.

"I create narratives about the nature of pain, home, innocence and family. Through these intimate portraits, I explore the structure and intricacies of female beauty and identity."
The work exhibited includes painting, printmaking, mixed media, portraiture, illustration, ceramics and poetic text and love letters.  An installation piece entitled "Dynamism of a Blinking Heart" by senior art major Rebecca Velez.

"The piece creates environments in which people can be immersed. In a space which is a chaotic vortex and flow of forces, I balance the chaos by letting down an anchor that reaches calmness, joy and hope," said Velez.

 Central Art Professor Elizabeth Brown said this exhibition reflects the student's high achievements at this culminating point in their education.

Admission is free the night of the opening. After the opening, the exhibit can be accessed with the purchase of regular museum admission at $10.95 for adults and $8.95 for senior citizens and children. The exhibition will continue through May 13.  

For more information on the Central Senior Art Exhibition, contact the Department of Art at (405) 974-5201.

For a complete schedule of College Fine Arts and Design performances and events, visit www.uco.edu/fineartsanddesign.com