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Senior Showcase Art Exhibition Now Open

Lee University is hosting its Senior Showcase Art Exhibition Thursday, April 4-Thursday, May 2.

The showcase, which invites graduating art majors to display original bodies of thematic work, is available for viewing in the Lee University Art Gallery in Squires Library and the Communication Arts Building display hall.

“There are truly extraordinary pieces included in the Senior Art Showcase this year,” said Mary Mathias-Dickerson, associate professor of art at Lee. “We are excited to share the work that our seniors are doing with the university and the community.”

Fear to Joy, by Reagan Weiss
"Fear to Joy," by Reagan Weiss.

Each senior has created a thematic body of work for this exhibition. An artist’s statement will be posted beside each student’s artwork to give insight into their artistic ideas and methods.

Seniors included in the exhibition are Josephine Benavides, Emily Bento, Chyna Blair, Hannah Elster, Natalie Gonzales, Molly Horton, Searra Johnson, Amanda Turnbo, and Reagan Weiss.

The artwork ranges from carefully crafted realistic imagery to loose expressionistic drawings and paintings to graphic design pieces. Themes include spirituality, emotional journeys, scenes from daily life, identity issues, creativity, and more.

“The goal for my pieces is to look at private moments and realize that everyone shares in concern for body image and appearance,” said Weiss in her artist’s statement. “I tried to capture the physical and emotional side of the routines people perform to maintain a desired appearance.”

The art exhibitions are free and open to the public during normal university hours.

For more information about the showcase and Lee’s art program, contact John Simmons at or Mathias-Dickerson.
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