Twenty-three senior art students from Keystone College showcased their work at the Artists for Arts Gallery in Scranton on Apr. 4.
The show, entitled “Ecce”, means observe, behold, and look, which is what hundreds of people did throughout the evening.
“We wanted a name that was simple, but showed depth,” said senior art education major Brittany Cardona of Honesdale.
The galleries opened at 6 p.m. as part of First Friday festivities, the students were welcomed by large crowds of family, friends, professors, and art lovers.
The show spanned through three different galleries on Lackawanna Ave. and contained a variety of art mediums including glass, photography, painting, drawing, oil, graphic design, sculpture, and more.
Senior art student, Janelle Rought of Tunkhannock, showcased photography and bookmaking at Ecce. While studying at Keystone, Rought was involved in sculpture, glassblowing, and photography among other things, but photography was always her favorite.
“It’s what I came to Keystone for,” she said.
Preparation for the senior exhibit occurs over all four years of study and culminates on one night.
“I feel relief,” Rought said. “It’s a proud moment. It’s been bits and pieces, but it’s great to see it altogether.”
The exhibition provides an intense learning experience for the art students. They learn to price their work and how to space and arrange it on the walls or stands for the show.
The works of the Keystone students will be on display at the AFA gallery and the Artworks gallery through the end of April. Both galleries are located just beyond the Steamtown Mall.
Other area artists showcasing their work include Jeremy M. Ladner of Factoryville and Reese Scott of Nicholson.
For more information about the exhibit or for inquiries on purchasing artwork, contact Lori Ryan at 570-945-8461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.