Wed, Dec 12, 2018 — 3:54 pm
Events and Activities
Art Majors Show Their Works Beginning November 27
According to gallery director Tim Massey, the next exhibition at the Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery “celebrates the accomplishments of our graduating BFA students.” The fall BFA Thesis Exhibition, will be on display at the Gallery, 180 Holley Street, Brockport, from November 27 – December 9, 2018. The show is free and open to the public. An openign reception will be held on Thursday, November 29, from 5 to 7 pm.
The exhibition will feature the creative output of three talented artists: Brittany Johnson, sculpture; Brittany Jordan, drawing; and Nick Viele, sculpture.
Viele is one of the College’s adult transfer students, having put his college career on hold while caring for his mother, who had developed cancer. In addition to the sculpture that he will be exhibiting, Viele is an “artist about town,” of sorts: Some frequent visitors to the College may be familiar with his “arting up” various parking meters on the campus. One of the dearest to him is his “awareness” meter. Since his mother’s passing, Viele feels that “even though we may have had loved ones fall to an illness doesn't mean they aren't our warriors. I wanted to give something beautiful back… If this meter provides just five minutes of peace to the person enjoying it, I've done my job. Every color on the meter represents a different cause, so if there's a certain color you see—you guessed it!—I wanted awareness for that. I also included autism awareness; this one is especially important to me, since my son is on the autism spectrum.”
Jordan’s artwork has focused on the concerns of animal rights and the environment. She has stated that her artistic obligation is to bring light to animal cruelty and pollution. Johnson utilizes found objects from nature along with traditional materials for her assemblage work. Her primary interests lie in the metaphorical connections of nature, feminist concerns, and issues of identity.