Senior art students show projects at TROY

Posted: Thursday, 07 May 2009

TROY – Senior art and design students at Troy University are showing their finest this week in the department’s Senior Thesis Exhibition.

According to Pamela Allen, an associate professor of fine art who coordinates the exhibit, “Release the Variety” presents the best of the students’ creativity in presenting their senior theses. The exhibit runs through Friday and a Thursday reception will take place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Exhibits include:

Perry Brown, a Bachelor of Science in Design, Technology and Industry student from Troy, whose thesis is promotional materials for his band "Transistor" including album covers, concert posters, stickers, t-shirts and a website.

Donovan Gammon, a graphic design major from Fayetteville, NC, who mixes graffiti with traditional art.

Haley Dillard, a graphic design major from Hartford, whose exhibits focuses on high school sports photography.

Thomas Wade Clark, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography student from Dothan, whose thesis furthers the ideas of special relationships demonstrated by the artists of Cubism with photography.

Kelli Green, a Bachelor of Science in Design, Technology and Industry student from New Brockton, whose thesis focuses on the common insecurities women face as represented by four mannequins in a store front display that includes a book and a poster.

Rob Drinkard, a graphic design student from Troy, whose thesis combines the talent of floral arranging and the art of graphic design.

Frank Grier, a Bachelor of Science in Design, Technology and Industry student from Montgomery, whose thesis “Hard Lives, Soft Hearts – A Look at Contrast” examines the contrast of the imagery of bikers and babies in a photo exhibit that uses high contrast and high dynamic range imaging techniques in black and white photography.

Noel Beverly, a graphic design student from Georgiana, whose thesis “Timeless Taste” is a 1960’s-era branding campaign for a self-created dessert line, complete with website, catalog, posters and packaging.

Lesley Graham, graphic design student from Cropwell, whose thesis is a journey through the emotional and physical aspects of memory loss based on her grandfather’s stories.

Joe Lovitte, a Bachelor of Science in Design, Technology and Industry student from Mobile, whose thesis is a board game that illustrates the pain and abuse that surround a broken home, including an interactive, screen-based guide to assist players of the game.

Larry Ishman Jr., a Bachelor of Science in Design, Technology and Industry student from Prattville, whose thesis is a comic book entitled “Death Shadow” about a man who is killed, becomes a soldier of Satan and escapes Hell by defeating a demon.