ASC graduate art students exhibit thesis work


Adams State College Master of Arts in Art students current thesis exhibits, in the Cloyde Snook and Hatfield Galleries, continue through December 17, with a closing reception that evening from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Efong Yee, Drew Vetter, and J. Burnite ceramic forms are in the Cloyde Snook Gallery. Yee's graceful figures are sketched out with clay and cast playful shadows along the walls of the gallery. Vetter seems to draw inspiration from tribal art and his display includes interactive audio.

  Ford Farm Harvest sorting potatoes, 2007, by Linda Relyea.

Ford Farm Harvest sorting potatoes, 2007, by Linda Relyea.

"Cycle of Process", the thesis work from artist Burnite, is a reflection of the artist and is intended to relate the process of creating organic, sculptural, ceramic forms to the similarities of the artist's personality. The phases of developing the art forms for this thesis are an expression and metaphor that parallels the artist's attempt to understand meaning in existing. The complexities of life and surrounding environment help to shape the personality of each individual and who they become in their lifetime. It is human nature to question the life that is developed over time and changes that occur due to varying environmental impacts and influences. All of the forms within this thesis presentation use plant life as a metaphor to express the questions of life and individual evolution during our life time.

Linda Relyea's photograph display, "Women of the Land", hangs in the Hatfield Gallery. Her thesis, Women in Agriculture in the San Luis Valley, documents a diversity of women ranchers and farmers throughout the four season performing daily and seasonal chores. Relyea said the thesis attempts to bring awareness to the work, the environment, and the women involved in agriculture. Another goal of the thesis is to raise awareness and increase respect for all women and agriculture, especially those living and working in the San Luis Valley.

For more information call the Art Department at 719-587-7823.

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