Five Saint Anselm students were recognized for their artistic talent in the Chapel Art Center's most recent exhibition, the 12th annual Juried Fine Arts Student Exhibition. The opening reception on Thursday, April 11, showcased 29 pieces by 14 students from ceramic sculptures and photographs, to watercolor paintings and charcoal drawings. The reception, which brought together faculty, staff, students, families and community members, was followed by an awards ceremony at 7 p.m.
The top award presented to a piece that reflects the "Portraits of Human Greatness," was given to fine arts major and senior Lauren Miller for her piece, "Born and Raised." First place went to Abigail Crane '15, a nursing major, for "Victory in Death," 2012, charcoal and white chalk on paper; second place to Laryssa Feliciano '13, communications major for "Winter Scene," 2010, gouache on paper; third place was awarded to Carlo D'Anselmi '13, classics major for "Self Portrait," 2012, oil on panel.
Other honorable mention awards were given to Laryssa Feliciano '13 for "The Dance Room," Jasna Numanovic '13, a communications major, "Girl with the Red Hat,"and Miller's "Self Portrait from Life."
The pieces in the student exhibition were selectively chosen due to their impressive quality and ability to complement one another in the showcase by juror Rane Hall, a director at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.
The exhibit displayed pieces that varied greatly in subject and technique, with paintings and drawings made of materials such as crayon, pen, watercolor, gouache, graphite, and chalk. The works of art focused on a variety of subjects, from self-portraits to winter scenes. In addition, two photographs and several sculptures were displayed including ceramic pieces and abstract pieces made of fabrics and household objects.
"I really appreciate the creativity and the quality of the work of the art students. It reflects the quality of education from the fine arts department and the school in general" said student-participant Dao Le '15, whose photograph, "Life's a Song" consisting of silver gelatin print, was on display.