The Department of Studio Art is combining charcoal, among other mediums, with charity in its first charitable art sale April 28-29 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The collection resides in the lobby of Horvitz Hall, filling the space with pops of color and abstract shapes. Featuring pieces from both faculty members and students, the sale includes prints from Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Craig Hill, surrealistic photographs by Emma Brown ’17 and sculptures by Lauren Tate Glover ’16 that function as both art and furniture.
Some of the pieces for sale were showcased in the senior studio art exhibition that opened in Gund Gallery April 18, including Styrofoam sculptures by Meg Gardella ’16 and photo prints by Christopher McCann ’16. Items in the collection range in price from $3 to $150.
Half of the proceeds from the sale, which was spearheaded by Leah Annitto ’16 and Associate Professor of Art Read Baldwin ’84, will benefit art classes taught at neighboring Wiggin Street Elementary.
“I wanted to support something art-related that would be meaningful to the student body and the Kenyon community at large,” said Annitto, a religious studies major from Princeton, New Jersey. “I chose art classes at Wiggin Street Elementary because many students have personal connections to the school from volunteering there.”
When Annitto and Baldwin decided to embark on this project, they received encouragement from art faculty members and students. “The outpouring of enthusiasm from student and faculty artists has been tremendous,” Annitto said.
In regards to the future of the event, Baldwin added, “We hope this sale will continue in the future, maybe at a different point in the year.”
Ready, Set, Gallery: Senior studio art majors put their creativity on display in a Gund Gallery exhibit.