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Senior art show on display at Dordt College

March 4, 2010

The second of three art shows featuring Dordt’s 17 graduating art majors is on display from March 5 through April 9 at the Dordt College Campus Center Art Gallery. The opening reception is Saturday, March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., with students discussing their work at 6 p.m.

The five seniors featured in this show are Naomi De Boer and Erica Huisman, Sioux Center; Ben Groenendyk, Downs, KS; Amanda Brouwer, Escondido, CA; and Nic Padilla, Sacramento, CA. Their work includes the mediums of photography, painting, drawing, fine art printmaking, mixed media, functional ceramics, clay sculpture, and graphic design.

Also included in the show are graphic design portfolios with production work completed on the job in commercial internships; two-dimensional studio art; Sculpture and some large scale works in clay by Nic Padilla.

Padilla’s “Colossi” is 10-feet tall when assembled and took two semesters to complete. It was wood-fired in an outdoor kiln that required 48-hours of constant stoking and monitoring.

Naomi De Boer, presently on Chicago Semester, completed a 12-place set of dinnerware in reduction-fired stoneware clay, selections of which will also be on display.

The public is invited to these free art exhibitions, which will be on display throughout the remainder of the semester. The Campus Center Art Gallery is open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dordt College offers art degrees with five different emphases: fine arts studio, graphic design, art history, teaching art, or pre-architecture.

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