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Artistic Firsts

Though students, faculty and staff have been enjoying the new and updated Houghton House facilities for some time now, this year’s annual Student Art Exhibition marks the first show where works are on display at Houghton House, The Goldstein Family Carriage House and the Katherine D. Elliott Studio Arts Building. The exhibition kicked off on Friday, May 2, with a reception, featuring live music and refreshments. The exhibition reception was a lively and exciting event, with staff, faculty, students and their families basking in the creative energy of the amazing art students. The show features dozens student works, including pieces in watercolors, acrylic, photography, bronze, clay, wood and other media from 28 studio art courses offered at HWS. In another first, the exhibition includes an exclusive architecture exhibit. Senior portfolios are also be on display, as are an extensive photo exhibit. “There’s a lot of great work,” says Associate Professor of Art Stan Mathews. “Lots of vibrant new work in the vibrant new buildings. Many of the pieces look brighter in the new buildings. And there’s also all this great work from our star architecture students.” The galleries are open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day from May 3 through Commencement weekend. All faculty, staff and students are invited to stop out and enjoy a tremendous amount of wonderful art.