Student designs on display at exhibit
Stephens seniors studying graphic design, interior design and fashion communication will showcase their best works from the past four years during the annual BFA Capstone and Graphic Arts Show this month.
The exhibit opens with a reception at 4 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Davis Art Gallery on campus. The design materials will be professionally judged earlier that day, and awards will be presented at 5 p.m.
“So not only are these really the best of the best student works, a judge will select the top 10 best to receive Awards of Merit,” said Kate Gray, assistant professor of graphic design.
Gray has taught most of the 17 participating students over the course of their college careers, so she’s especially excited about the upcoming exhibit.
“I have seen these students grow through four years of school,” she said. “For me, it is a great place to be, to see them realize their dreams, learn to create quality work and reach this accomplishment.”
A couple of participating seniors, including Anna LeRoy, also designed posters promoting the event. LeRoy is an intern graphic designer in Stephens’ Marketing and Communications Office.
Visitors can expect to see professional campaigns—including the mannequin-themed design Quinn Mills created for Stephens’ annual fashion show—mock-ups of fashion magazines and publications, including a “Suzie’s Survival Guide,” as well as interior design proposals.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. The BFA Capstone and Graphic Arts Show runs through May 4.