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Five graphic arts seniors display artistic talents


Published (Volume 75, No. 20)


Several graphic art pieces adorn the walls of the Fine Arts Gallery and the walls of the Special Collections area of the Library.

The senior exhibits of Ginger Hutchison, Don Irvine, Kristi Sweat, Tyvonya Wright and Kyosuke Yanase will be on display until Feb. 19.

The exhibit is part of the requirement of achieving a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.

Hutchison displayed many ads that she has created for Campus Rec. Some of these include posters for intramural volleyball, basketball and the Turkey Trot.

Hutchison also had on display a few magazine ads and also a few photography pieces.

One photography piece in particular that was interesting was Home Sweet Home. The piece was a black and white photograph of a farm setting with a tractor off centered.

“As a graphic designer, one of my main interests in sports communications,” said Hutchison, a senior Graphic Arts major from Clinton, MS. “The shapes that I use mostly consist of circles or ovals that are skewed. I try to make the image jump out at the audience so that they don’t lose interest in the piece.”

Irvine’s pieces consisted of both paintings, sketches and CD covers. One piece in particular that was interesting was Formation of the Imagination.

The piece was done is acrylic and has a vast mixture of great color usage. The piece depicted a rainbow colored waterfall spilling into a pool of mixed colors.

Hands On, a pencil sketching, depicted a pair of hands drawing themselves with a pencil. It seemed really life-like and was very detailed.

“As an artist, I enjoy the contemporary to the imaginative,” stated Irvine in his artist statement. “Every once in a while, I like to include some of these themes into my work.”

Sweat had a variety of pieces in her exhibit. Included in her exhibit were ads, photographs and a few graphite sketches.
Candlelight, a piece done in Photoshop, is a very incandescent piece. Although done in black and white, it evokes the emotion of warmth and radiant light.

Hand, another piece done if Photoshop, shows great detail of a hand. One can really see the detail and curves of each line in the hand.

Generations #1 and Generations #2, pieces done in graphite, depicts Sweat’s father and nephew. The quality of the pieces are very life-like and very detail-oriented.

“As a Graphic Designer who wants to enter into the advertising whirlwind in our fast-paced society, there are many factors I must consider in my designs,” said Sweat, a senior Graphic Design major from Michie. “I believe the perception of visual communication belongs somewhat to the client, but mostly to the audience we are trying to conquer.”

Wright’s exhibit consisted of an assortment of pieces, ranging from photography, advertisements, etchings and paintings.

A few of the ads that Wright created were for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP). The PSA’s included statistics about diseases and was very well done.

An interesting piece of Wright’s was Untitled. It was dedicated to Phillip David Ralston, a very good friend of her’s.

In the framed piece, she included two pictures of Ralston and also a poem which she had written herself. The piece was a special piece because the words evoked so much emotion.
In her Monoprint Series, a few pieces with prints of flowers and leaves contained a variety of vivid colors.

Wright actually etched the pattern on a plate and then made a print from the plate.

“As a designer, I feel that true art isn’t about one concept, but about using and combining concepts in order to create an image that has a lasting effect on the viewer,” said Wright, a senior Graphic Arts major from Sharon.

Yanase’s exhibit included a lot of illustrations done on Photoshop, a few photographs and also a few advertisements.

A piece titled Peace, depicted a silhouette of a person fishing alongside the water bank.

Yanase also had an ad for the Army. Although contradicting,
the ad was done very well.

The exhibit will be on display until Feb. 21.