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Untitled: Senior art exposition

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Senior art show exhibition.

By Michelle Wells

The annual senior art exposition takes place this Friday, April 14th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Fine Art Gallery at CSU Pueblo. Students from the School of Creativity and Practice (SOCAP) will have the opportunity to display the artwork to which they have dedicated so much time and effort.

The name of this year’s show is “Untitled,” a name generated by Emily Lucero, a Bachelor of Fine Arts student at CSU Pueblo and an assistant leader in the art exposition’s organization. Lucero said her thought process behind the title was, “The one thing that I noticed that we can all relate to and that we all have in common is that we don’t have our names out in the world yet.

“All of our work is different and unique to us, and for most of us, this will be the first time the public is seeing our work displayed. Plus, the title was simple and pretty,” said Lucero. 

Cayton Wagner, a Bachelor of Fine Arts student and a leader in planning the art exposition, talked about her optimism regarding the event’s turnout. 

“I hope a lot of people outside of our everyday community, such as our friends and family, [attend]. Not a ton of people get to come to look at the shows we hold on campus, but we’d like to make it a bigger [event],” Wagner said. 

Likewise, Brenden Vigil, a graphic designer majoring in Fine Arts, provided a unique viewpoint regarding the event’s attendance.

“From my perspective, I’ve never seen an exhibit hall as something people should see,” he says. “I’ve always seen it as something that is a part of time where you’re going to see the best within the artists that show up.

“It’s an exhibit that shows that moment in time and [to have] people come out shows we’re [on the right track] of hitting someone’s emotional standing of what they are thinking about when they see [our work],” Vigil said. 

Lucero, Wagner, and Vigil are also submitting pieces for the exposition.

When asked about their works that they were looking forward to being displayed at the exhibit, they each mentioned artworks representing who they are as artists.

“The pieces I’m looking forward to displaying are my little figurines,” Lucero said. “I worked hard on them and put details into the sculpt, and the glazing and [they] are honestly just my favorite things to make.”

Wagner explained, “I’m really looking forward to ‘print,’ the design that I’m going to display, [which is] one of my American traditional tattoo drawings in full color. I think I’m most excited for that one just because I haven’t seen it on paper,” she added. 

Vigil mentioned a significant work to him. “There’s one project I’m very proud of, and it’s the biggest piece I’m submitting.

“It’s an 18×24 of a full charcoal piece. So, I’m kind of getting back into not forgetting where I came from. I definitely dove off of the deep end once I came into my sophomore, junior, and senior side of getting into digital art, motion graphic, videography, etc. I had to kind of remind myself over the last couple of semesters don’t lose sight of where my traditional media is.”

The senior art exposition “Untitled” holds great significance to all of those participating in it. 

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