The Annual Student Art and Architecture Exhibit opening will take place on Friday, April 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Davis Gallery at Houghton House, Goldstein Family Carriage House and the Katherine D. Elliott Studio Arts Building. The exhibit will run through Commencement.
Visual invention in color and in black and white, in silkscreens and in photographs, charcoal, paint, sculpture and digital media will be shown from students in studio classes from the beginning to the advanced. Architectural studio projects emphasizing the rich design process will also be on display. Works include final models, multimedia studies and rendered drawings.
This exhibit is held in conjunction with ArtsFest, a festival held downtown and on campus by the student organization Arts and Architecture Collective. ArtsFest is comprised of three main events: “Storefront” at 426 Exchange St. downtown, “Found Object Sculptures” at Microclimate Wine Bar downtown, and “Wonderland Tea Party” in the Sunken Garden at the Houghton House estate.
On Saturday, April 27, “Storefront” opens the event with a student-curated exhibit of student work in a storefront gallery, 426 Exchange St. The exhibit will include all forms of artwork from any student on campus. Students have the opportunity to have their work recognized and sell it in a silent auction, with all proceeds going to the Geneva community. Design workshops will be held at 1:30 p.m. Additionally, food will be donated by local Indian restaurant Pure, student-created businesses One Bead and Space Vinyl will be giving out free prizes, and Drive By Press will be printing on site and giving out T-shirts.
From 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, a musical and student art show event will take place in 426 Exchange St., a downtown storefront space that was renovated by students over a two-week period. Working together, students painted and installed new flooring, lighting and other finishes to transform the empty storefront into a bright, active and elegant space that is ready to rent.
“Found Object Sculptures,” a show by Gary Carlson (known fondly by locals as “Pa” of Sideshow), will be on view at Microclimate, 38 Linden St., from 4:30 p.m. to midnight.
Free catered event “Wonderland Tea Party” will take place on Sunday, April 28, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., in the Sunken Garden at the Houghton House estate. Tea and light snacks will be provided by Dallywater’s of Geneva. There will also be music, dance performances and games for all to enjoy.