One of my favorite things about art classes in Oberlin is the massive showcase of student work at the semester's end. While in art classes, you have regular critiques showing off your pieces to your classmates. Near the end of the semester, you'll decide, alone, with your classmates, or with your professor, what piece(s) you'll showcase in the art walk.
Meandering through the Venturi building, art annex, Fisher Gallery, the domes, and the Hales gallery space with some cheese and crackers at hand is a fabulous study break and a great way to support your creative friends. You'll get to see a selection of every kind of art work imaginable: sculpture, photography, book arts, oil paintings, silkscreening, installation... There were even a few senior projects installed in Hales, one of which took up an entire room and was a full sensory experience.
This room-sized individual project was intense.
If you couldn't tell, Ali and I are rather ridiculous sometimes. We walked through all the buildings to see all the artwork and recognized some names and some pieces along the way.
Ali had a little reprise of her senior show, a selection of amazing mounted heads in Hales.
I ran into Chinwe and Will during the art walk (study breaks!), and Will pointed out where fellow blogger Karl had some AMAZING artwork up in the domes.
Woah, Karl, you're a rockstar. Out of this world!
My friend Erin had some great paintings, and my pal Em had an amazing collection of silkscreens. A former student in a class I was a writing associate in, Noah, had an all-five senses installation experience in addition to a piece on technology and books for the Re-imagining the Book class he'd just completed.
Some photos from the Re-imagining the Book class. I really wish I had had time to take this class, it looks like SO MUCH FUN every time I see the final results in the art walk.
I'm not really great at talking about art, so I'm going to let some more photos of the walk speak for themselves.
This a piece by my friend Sarp. It's ENORMOUS. And what you can't see is that all the black area is very fine-tipped pen lines.
Thanks for all your hard work, artsy kids. I had a great time walking around the corridors of creativity.