Appearing in this exhibition are the following Anoka-Ramsey AFA candidates: Corissa Burton (photography), Sara Hitchcock (painting, mixed media), Jordan Jelmeland (photography), Nancy Johnson (ceramics), Kevin Landsverk (ceramics, glass), Rosalie Luffel (painting), William Mevissen (drawing), Mayu Nagaoka (photography), Heather Oxendale (photography), Selena Peacock (ceramics), G. VelanderBoehmer (mixed media) and Sarah Wehr (painting, drawing).
Selena Peacock, one of the AFA candidate and studio potter, will be transferring to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls this fall to study both fine Arts and Sociology. She is excited to share her work with the public and get feedback.
“I strive to create well-crafted, aesthetically pleasing yet functional pots that can be enjoyed for years,” says Peacock. “I strive to have my love for the outdoors echo through my pottery's form, shape and texture.
Peacock’s work joins that of the other graduating students to make this the largest AFA Portfolio show since the inception of the AFA degree program four years ago.
As part of the opening reception, each artist will give a brief talk about their work and answer questions in a public forum.
“This event shows us the kind of tasks involved in putting on an exhibit of our work,” says AFA candidate, William Mevissen. “Self-promotion, writing an artist statement, putting together and documenting a body of work and making choices about how to display that work in a gallery are all elements a successful artists need to be familiar with.”
Mevissen, whose drawings “deal with the hardships of life and the aftermath of death through graphic depictions of structure and support systems,” intends to pursue a career as a self-sufficient graphic artist.
The public and people considering the two-year associate of Fine Arts degree at Anoka-Ramsey are encouraged to attend the showing to see the exciting new work produced in the Anoka-Ramsey Fine Arts Department. People wishing to support local arts should also watch for information on the program-wide Student Art Sale, April 29 and 30 at the Coon Rapids Campus.
For more information about Anoka-Ramsey's Associate of Fine Arts Degree program, visit our Associate in Fine Arts Degree Web page.