Senior art and design students showcase talents

Posted: Monday, 03 December 2007

TROY -- Troy University’s College of Communications and Fire Arts and Department of Art and Design will have a senior art exhibition Dec. 3-14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Malone Gallery.

“Work in the Senior Thesis Exhibition will vary from innovative photography techniques, personalized farmer’s almanacs, advertising campaigns for brand named footwear, religious comparisons and much more,” said Jerry Johnson, chairman of TROY’s Art and Design Department. “Senior shows are always very eclectic and this year is no exception.”

The exhibits will showcase each senior’s final work as well as their portfolios, which have been accumulated over the past years.

“Their final project is meant to be their capstone or culmination of their education in art or design,” said Johnson.

The following are seniors will be participating in the exhibitions:

Stephanie Aplin, a Design, Technology, and Industry Program major from Brundidge with her “farmer’s almanac” as a tribute to her family’s farming heritage;

Joseph Ballreich, a DTI major from Crestview, Fla. with his even-planning company complete with branding and business plans;

Ashley Bowron, a DTI major from Enterprise with an analysis of women athletes and how to promote parody in advertising;

Warren “Bo” Bowron, an art major from Enterprise with his photographic exploration of Christian spaces and architecture;

Erin Clymer, a DTI major from Madison with an innovative advertising campaign for a famous athletic footwear company;

Kelly Efstathiou, a DTI major from Panama City, Fla. with a development of the Ilium Records, LLC brand and design;

Jennifer Fariss, a DTI major from Enterprise who is branding and promoting a novel and online coffee shop;

Amber Fouts, a DTI major from Ramer with a photographic exploration of design and beauty in the often ignored local sites by using a nontraditional photographic process;

Grant Johnson, a bachelor of fine arts in studio art major from Troy with a design and development of an original story through animation;

Benjamin Stone, a DTI major from Dothan with his exploration of world religions;

Timothy Vawter, a DTI major from Enterprise with his 3D photography of visual communication of emotions; and

Robert Zimmerman, a DTI major from Enterprise with his photographic study of elements of nocturnal or artificial lighting.

A reception in honor of the seniors is scheduled for Dec. 13 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The exhibitions are open to the public, and there is no admission fee.