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Perpich Studio Arts Department presents “The First Last Hurrah Junior Exhibition”

May 13, 2022

Perpich Studio Arts Seniors presented The First Last Hurrah Junior Exhibition on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The exhibition is showing May 12th – September 2nd, 2022.

The exhibition includes artwork created in Perpich art classes this year by members of the Class of 2023 and features animation, video art, drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, digital art, and jewelry. The students selected two pieces of artwork that they were proud of or they felt represented them well to be displayed on the gallery walls.

Junior Studio Arts students and instructors gather on the Perpich campus prior to their exhibition opening on May 12, 2022

In the exhibition statement, the students said, “What makes juniors juniors? Is it the fact that we are in our eleventh year, or is it the untold and endless possibilities for our futures? Take a moment to reminisce, because that is the beauty of ‘Our First Last Hurrah’. We are taking our first big step forward, and yes, this isn’t our ending, but it will always stand as the beginning to an end. Our journey at this school was full of new beginnings, introducing who we are as artists and figuring out how to move through this new space. Adjusting and understanding came next. Realizing hidden skills, expressing one’s freedom in creating, and pushing what is possible all accompanied us through this chapter of our lives. Our works do not define our progress, but instead pave the way for the progression and personality we as artists will achieve. So walk through all the hours of development and creativity our junior class has to offer. Relax, and enjoy the show.”

Kate Vinson, Visual Arts Instructor, said, “This show highlights the growth of the junior class in their first year as Studio Artists. They have persevered with developing foundational skills, explored topics of interest, and have greater understanding of what it means to be a practicing artist. We, as Studio Arts Instructors, are pleased and proud of their accomplishments and look forward to their continued development next year as Seniors.”

Caroline Rogan, Visual Arts 2023, said, “For this exhibition, I wanted to show pieces that both reflected myself overall as an artist but also showed my specific growth in painting class. In my third quarter painting class, I really discovered a new love for painting and developed a new skill set that made me feel so much more confident.”

Congratulations to all the students, and their instructors, on a wonderful exhibition!