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Minot State art students to showcase work in Senior Capstone Exhibition

Cyanotype by Alex Albright

Seven graduating seniors in the Minot State University art department will be having an exhibition reception at the Northwest Arts Center at on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. The students have been working diligently to show off their best work, and the show will feature diverse media created by the seniors in their art specializations.

Jerica Ward will be showing ceramics in her series called “Monsters of My Mind.” Her art involves making the heads of animals or mythical creatures and turning them into creatures that could have once existed in our world or another world.

Alexis Henderson’s “Sensory Tables” allow visitors to tap into their inner child and simply play. Through engagement of the senses, the viewer is returned to a more primal and innocent form of expression.

Dan Jones will be showing off a series of abstract paintings called “Abstracts of Nature.” His art involves meshing commonplace subjects and materials with an expressive, dream-like nature.

Kiah Hove will be showing watercolor paintings with clever and dainty sayings in a series called “Pretty Girl, Stupid Dress.”

Darrel Magpali’s “Squash and Stretch” will present his digital animation for video games. The animations will be shown in a short demo reel and showcase his ability for creating digital motion.

Mason Kramer’s “Internal Dispute” features photos taken through a microscope. The imagery is from human anatomy, specifically dealing with the heart and head.

“Contextually my work is based on the process of cerebral or logical decision making versus emotional decision making,” Kramer said.

Alex Albright’s installation, “The MetaStasis of Content,” depicts how art is made while facing obstacles and how artists overcome internal struggles to create the final product. His five finished examples of cyanotype photography were chosen from over one hundred experiments that will also be on display.

“I want to put the viewer in the same situation viewing my art that I am in making it,” Albright said.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will run from May 9-31. The Northwest Arts Center is located on the lower level of the Gordon B. Olson Library on the Minot State University campus.

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