Visit IRL: An Art Exhibition through January on the first floor of the Hearnes Center.


Students in the Painting and Beginning Drawing II courses created artwork based on the theme “IRL.” The theme considered the line between fact and fiction as it is relevant in our current society. Students attended workshops at the library on topics such as “Sorting through Facts and Fiction” and “Visual Literacy,” taught by Angie Brunk during the semester. In the studio, students considered and questioned their perception of what is real and what is fake. They then created a piece of art in response to their self-investigation. Through the use of visual imageries, students learned about visual context, how images alter or reinforce facts or one’s beliefs, and how information and images influence and manipulate their perception of the narrative. Students created drawings and paintings to tell a story by playing with color harmony, selective composition and image framing to blur the lines of fact and fiction.


Students participating in this exhibition include:


Painting Students: Abbi Brown, Allison Brown, Lindsey Davis, Sammy Duong, Jonathan Greene, Austin Holmes, Adam Le, Molly Nashan, Chloe Oyler, Skyler Peter, Grant Poage, James Simon, Calvin Tabor, Matti Thomas, Madison McKinley, Alexis Carr, Joseph Christian Banez, Shelley Black, and Grace Thomas.


Drawing Students: Ifeanyi Achobandu, Sarah Brown, Betty Brown, Jarod Dye, Lesley Felix, Jordan Galietti, Liv Greer, Jaci Guthrie, Sydnie Ingram, Kaylee Johnson, Elaina Jones, Isaiah Kaufman, Josie Pritchett, Gabriel Relaford, Jamaisa Simpson, Abigail Stokes, Skyler Swords, and Emily Walkup


Special Thanks to Sally Gibson, Library Director, for her support and collaboration.