April 16, 2020
With its physical gallery space in the Schaefer Center on lockdown during the Covid-Crisis, the Art Department’s Smith gallery is finding innovative ways to keep exhibitions and public programming happening and the Art department’s community connecting.
From Monday, April 13 through Thursday, May 7, 2020, the gallery will host Stay at Home Smith, a public programming series that will take place through it’s instagram channel @smithgallery. Stay at Home Smith features notes, photos, and videos of projects in process by graduating seniors in the Studio Art and Graphic Design BFA programs, as well as live 15-20 minute workshops and artist/designer talks, with Q +A. Throughout the program’s run, participating seniors will take over the gallery account, to share parts of their process and projects that matter most to them, and to reflect on their experiences at Appalachian. A full schedule of the takeover is available at the gallery’s Instagram channel.
Participating seniors include: Grace Barbee, Henderson Button, Lauren Cates, T. Colantuono, Liz Coyte, Alexa Csehoski, Rebekah Guy, Luna Jareo, Stephanie Jarman, Tabor Jones, Camille Kershner, Brandon Knight, Hannah Labate, David Lewandowski, Rachel Manuel, Crystal Mintz, Kayla Newell, Danielle Pritchett, Lucy Robinson, Veronica Romero, Gabrielle Roshelli, Sarah Marie Rowan, Abby Smith, Jenna Sparacio, Jake Wallace, Nolan Warner Sullivan, Elizabeth Williams, Mary Lauren Willis, Caroline Worrell, and Cassidy Zemmin.
“In this time of social and educational disruption, it’s more important than ever that we find creative ways to bring our community together and offer artists and designers a platform to share their projects,”said Gallery Director, Jennie Carlisle. “The creativity and can-do spirit of these seniors is inspiring for all of us, and I am glad the gallery can continue to support these students in making their work reach new audiences.”