Magnificent Masterpieces

The College of Communication and Design Hosts Student Art Show

Students in the College of Communication and Design recently displayed their creative talents by sharing their artwork on the third floor of the library in an art competition.

The types of artwork that were presented included paintings created with traditional mediums, digital paintings and photography. Approximately 100 guests attended with the purpose of voting for their favorite pieces.

“I have seen some really great pieces,” said Elias Monge, senior. “Everything comes down to what art you like because everything is pretty cool.”

Guests were offered pizza and sparkling grape juice as they walked down the hallways to view the students’ work. Most pieces were digital pieces, which students created on computers and tablets using software such as Photoshop, Krita, Clip Studio Paint and Procreate.

“I think it’s great that a lot of the students can show off all of their work [including] the creativity they can do outside of the classroom,” said Jeff Schutte, graduate student. “It’s one of those things where everyone can get inspired by each other. I’m just happy to be a part of it.”

Schutte presented several art pieces, a few of which were pieces created with layered resin. 

Resin is a plastic-like liquid that is poured onto a flat surface and left to dry before painting on top. After painting a section, another layer of resin is poured over. The several layers of resin and painted designs create a 3D effect when viewed from different angles.

“Going around and seeing a lot of different artwork has actually inspired me to want to go home and try some of those techniques,” said Mark Coné, professor. “[The artwork gets] other people excited about art. They see the energy and passion that goes behind it.”

The two winners, one voted as a student favorite and the other voted as the faculty favorite, were Schutte and Aliberto Lora, both who were awarded  gift cards. By the end of the event, guests were invited to take free prints of past student artworks.

To see some of the current art work from the exhibition, members of the Lynn community can view the frames on the walls located in the third floor of the library.

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