Tiffin University's annual student art exhibition, which has more pieces and different features than in the past, is to open Thursday.
The art show is to feature work from undergraduate courses in drawing, painting and design, and a special exhibition of advanced undergraduate portfolio projects and creative thesis projects from the master's of humanities program, according to a release from TU.
Lee Fearnside, assistant professor of art, said the show will be large. Usually, the show has an estimated 30 pieces, but this year's show is to have up to about 50 pieces. This year's show also is different because it includes work from the master's of humanities program and a studio class.
The show, Fearnside said, has drawings, paintings, photographs, masks, mobiles, digital work, multi-media work and printmaking.
Fearnside said it is great to see students who don't necessarily have art majors exploring different media and seeing how they can use art to express ideas.
"I think (the show's quality is) pretty high," she said.
Fearnside said a student in the advanced studio class used photograph transfers to convey a political message that is anti-war and pro-love. The student incorporated collage and used images from magazines and her own photograph collection, and it is interesting how she combined different media, Fearnside said.
Another student did digital work and made images inspired by the hip-hop culture using Photoshop and InDesign, Fearnside said.
"He creates them digitally and then prints them," she said.
Fearnside said one of the pieces by a graduate student features ceramic, canvas and photograph transfer. The transfers were made using X-rays, and the piece was stitched together with thread.
"It's all about stitching together the body. ... That's an interesting one," she said.
Fearnside said a mobile artist provided a workshop in March, and two mobiles made during the workshop are in the show. The mobiles, she said, have a base, and their elements are balanced on wires.
"One is really abstract," she said. "It has a series of metal panels that are balancing that are multi-colored."