Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Talent show

Each year, studio art majors present work in the senior art exhibition in the Beard and Weil Galleries as a culmination of their creative experience at Wheaton. This year’s show, “Departure,” under advisor Associate Professor of Art Patricia Stone, featured diverse work by 16 students, who exhibited drawings, watercolors, prints, photographs, comic illustration, graphic design, painting and sculpture. Students chose the title “Departure” for the exhibition, says Stone, because “they liked the idea of ‘art’ contained in the word, as well as the notion of ‘a point of departure’ where one uses an image or idea as a springboard to produce a new work.” This year’s exhibition showcased use of some unusual materials, including graphic design on snowboards and painting with makeup on cloth. “There was so much to enjoy in this show: humor, surprise, classic beauty, some painful truths, and an impressive level of skill,” notes Professor Stone.  [Read more...]