student artwork

Annual Senior Art Exhibition returns to William Woods University

In an annual tradition, William Woods University(WWU) is set to host its yearly Senior Art Exhibition beginning today, Monday, April 3, and continuing through Friday, April 21, at Kemper Center for the Arts. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, April 14, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

This year’s exhibit is entitled “Meta” and includes work crafted from a wide range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawing, graphic art and animation by four WWU senior students. Featured will be the work of Camryn Coash-Sessler (Fulton, Mo.), Laken Kistler (Belle, Mo.), Jack Brix (Jefferson City, Mo.) and Mahala Campbell.

The prefix “Meta” implies overarching change or transcendence, in reference to the student’s own growth and transformation as artists and as individuals. Through careful curation, the four artists will aim to demonstrate the evolution of their respective approaches, from their first steps in the WWU art program to their most recent achievements.  Each student artists will bring to the table their own distinct approaches to design, influenced by many historical eras of art, including Surrealism, Modernism, Bauhaus/Swiss Design and Pop Art.

“The four of us have worked so hard these past few months preparing for this final show. We are really excited to show how we have grown and transcended – not only as artists, but as individuals – through our pieces,” said Coash-Sessler. “I am looking forward to showcasing my growth, as well as my exploration in different areas of fine and digital art, including packaging design, photography, animation, and drawing.”

All art will be on display at the Mildred Cox Gallery in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts at William Woods. Admission to the Cox Gallery is free, with hours of 12-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.