Second round of student art exhibits open April 23 & 24

Cornell College studio art seniors will soon add to the art scene on campus as they display their final projects.


Artwork by Pietro Carini '16
Artwork by Pietro Carini ’16

The second round of projects will open on April 23 and April 24 and will wrap up on May 4. Shows by nine artists will take place throughout campus in McWethy Hall, Cole Library, and the Thomas Commons.

McWethy Hall

Four seniors will show their art in the Luce Gallery, located within McWethy Hall on the Cornell College campus.

Angie Flores ’16 will present her work titled “The Blue of Desire.” She says the show is an exhibit that contains themes of sexuality and intimacy and explores the experience of an orgasm. The show is primarily photographic using the cyanotype printing process.

Pietro Carini ’16 will have an eclectic show that’s a search for art as a spiritual activity. He describes it as “sculptural materials formed with intention or set free to express their own essence become contemplative objects.”

Tabitha Schneider ’16 is sculpting vessels and adorning them with images and themes from the Northern Renaissance period that remain relevant.

Annie Broutman ’16 creates ink drawings of the human figure as well as life-size, free-standing pieces. Her work is based on observation of models.

Carly Roome ’16 will have her display in front of McWethy Hall. It will address issues of Homelessness. Her work is an installation piece, including wood, cardboard, and photography.

Arturo Hernandez ’16 will display his show in Studio Gallery 422 of McWethy Hall. Signs will help interested viewers find that location. He will present ¿Por qué no los dos?. His work addresses the topic of a first-generation American through comic book aesthetics. His work is primarily paintings using walls and canvas as substrates.

A reception for all seniors showing in and around Mcwethy Hall will unfold on April 24 from 2-4 p.m. near the Luce Gallery. McWethy Hall is open to the public from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Monday through Friday and Sunday 2-4 p.m.

Cole Library

Caitlyn Kleinman ’16 will have her work featured in Cole Library with a reception on April 24 from 2-4 p.m. Kleinman has used watercolor and ink illustrations to explore self-depiction and creatures from mythos. Through a fantastical lens she explores not her physical self, but her spirit and her connection as an artist to the world around her. Cole Library hours can be found on the library’s website

Thomas Commons

Alyssa Romero ’16 and Vyjayanti Nair ’16 will have their end-of-the-year projects unfold in the Hall-Perrine Room in the Thomas Commons. Romero created large scale, colorful paintings that she says depicts surreal images representing feelings of contemplation of life decisions and experiences.

Nair’s thesis exhibition is a collection of abstract paintings titled “La Vie en Rose (Life through rose coloured glasses).”

Their shows will open one day earlier, on Saturday, April 23, with a reception from 2-4 p.m.