Troy University Art and Design students exhibit senior theses

Posted: Friday, 05 December 2014

TROY - Eleven Troy University art and design students are showcasing their work in Malone Gallery during the Fall Senior Thesis Exhibition that runs through Dec. 12.

The senior projects are required for graduation and each reflects the students' personal interpretations of the world around them. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., began this week and continues through Dec. 12. A reception honoring the seniors is slated for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 in Malone Gallery.

Seniors exhibiting are:

  • James Barker, a design, technology and innovation major from Eufaula, whose project "Gun Safety, Worth a Shot" uses a large installation, website, brochures and t-shirts to bring awareness to the importance of gun safety.
  • Kara Ben Moussa, a design, technology and innovation major from Huntsville, whose project "Educational Contribution" examines international students and their motivations to study in the United States.
  • Makayla Newberry, a design, technology and innovation major from Pansey, whose project "Au Naturel" encourages the use of essential oils and aromatherapy in place of over-the-counter medicines.
  • Aaron Paschal, a design, technology and innovation major from Wetumpka, whose project "Day Break" utilizes he medium of comic books to convey the pitfalls and stigma of growing up without a father.
  • Jennifer Rhyne, a design, technology and innovation major from Enterprise, whose project "Game On!" follows eight generations of video game console evolution and their levels of success.
  • Destin Salyers, a design, technology and innovation major from Bay Minette, whose project "Reader to Writer" consists of multiple copies of completed interactive books and posters that encourage visitor participation.
  • Justin Sanders, a design, technology and innovation major from Dothan, whose project "Playing the Blame Game" centers on the issue of video game violence and the effect it has on those who play the games.
  • Qin Shen, a graphic design major from Zhejiang, China, whose project "Great Wall Package Design" incorporates imagery of the Great Wall to emphasize Chinese identity and cultural achievement.
  • Katelyn Steele, a fine arts studio art major from Bonifay, Fla., whose project "Southern Roots" uses the vintage and contemporary photography, mixed media techniques and quilting in an examination of Southern traditions and culture.
  • Xin Bo Sun, a design, technology and innovation major from Liaoniang province, China, who project "I Quit!" uses design and creation of cigarette boxes to relate to the process of quitting smoking, and
  • Chelsey Williams, a fine arts studio art major from Troy, whose project "The Veil Lifted" illustrates the original versions of fairy tales and presents the characters of these tales in the manner in which she interprets them to be.