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Annual Exhibit Showcases Senior Art Majors’ Work

May 12, 2014

The opening reception for the annual Carleton College Senior Art Showcase will be held Friday, May 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Perlman Teaching Museum of the Weitz Center for Creativity. The exhibit, entitled “Migration Patterns,” features the work of thirteen studio art majors, who will be on hand to discuss their work. Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.

Each year, senior studio art majors present an exhibition of their critiqued work for the public. The work on display is the result of students’ comprehensive exercises, completed by all Carleton students during their senior year. For studio art majors, comps “facilitates the transition from student to artist,” explains art department administrative assistant Patt Germann. The projects spring from proposals completed in the spring of junior year, and they are designed to be independent pieces of work free from the constraints of class assignments. Students work on their projects throughout senior year and receive considerable feedback. 

Projects often include a personal statement declaring the artist’s intent. They feature a staggering variety of materials from painting to woodwork and traditional photography to sophisticated digital and electronic projects. Projects have been completed with clay, metal, paper, plaster, wire, glass, cardboard, styrofoam, book arts, printmaking, drawing with pastels, inks, pencils and charcoal.

"Migration Patterns" features works by: Gabriela Arteaga (Miami), Qwill Duvall (White Bear Lake, Minn.), Dorae Hankin (Trinidad, Calif.), Ella Kampelman (Chevy Chase, Md.), Shamir Kansakar (Kathmandu, Nepal), Carissa Knipe (Cupertino, Calif.), Eric Meehl (Kaukauna, Wisc.), Clara Nulty (Bronx), Soon Kai Poh (Singapore), Ellie Schmidt (Denver, Co.), Julia Snyder (Seattle), Mikkey Tokuhira (Tokyo, Japan), and Kaiyue Zhou (Beijing, China). More at

For more information about this event, including disability accommodations, contact the Carleton College Art and Art History Department at (507) 222-4342. "Migration Patterns" will be on display through June 14. The Weitz Center for Creativity is located at 301 East Third Street in Northfield. Enter at Third and College Streets.