Senior art exhibits to be held virtually

Apr 9, 2020

“Headed Home” (watercolor) by Lydia Clay
Credit Morehead State University

Senior students in Morehead State's Department of Art and Design will be exhibiting their artwork to the public through virtual exhibits on Instagram. 

Due to the closure of MSU to the public to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the annual senior exhibits, typically held in the Golding-Yang Gallery in the Claypool-Young Art Building, have been postponed until the fall semester for those who are able to participate. However, works from the shows will be featured on two Instagram accounts.

Both exhibits will feature work in all media, including painting, graphic design, photography, sculpture, ceramics and more. 

Follow @2020msuardeseniors on Instagram to view work from the BA exhibit.

Students participating are:  

Madison Anderson from Paintsville

Brandon Banta from Maysville

Shelbi Basham from Salyersville

Ashley Black from Maysville

Mitchie Bray from Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Alexandra Bush from Georgetown

Cody Daugherty from Ashland

Brianne Hatfield from Prestonsburg

Randi Jo Holley from Paintsville

Taylor Lewis from Paintsville

Karlee Reynolds from Columbus, Ohio

Abbey Williams from Morehead

Follow @2020msuardeseniors on Instagram to view artwork from the BFA exhibit.

Students participating are: 

Lydia Clay from Taylorsville

Kira Danziger from Mason, Ohio

James Davidson from Hazard

Haley Hoskins from Ewing

Cassie Mullins from Pikeville

Taylor Ray from Irvine

Mardy Wells from Irvine

The accounts will be updated regularly with new works that are part of the exhibits.  Works from both shows can also be viewed at http://msuarde2020.wordpress.com

Melissa Yungbluth, director of the Golding-Yang Gallery and instructor of art and design, was inspired to hold the exhibits online by other galleries around the world that are holding online art shows due to the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Yungbluth said the exhibition is an essential rite of passage she didn't want the students to miss. 

"Students are now losing a sense of community that comes along with exhibiting their work together," she said. "As a gallery director, it broke my heart to think that these students who have been working so hard towards this exhibition that was due to be installed the day we were supposed to return from Spring Break won't be getting this celebration of making. I view exhibitions like this as a grand finale and a celebration of the hard work. Yes, it's a part of graduating as an art student, but it's so much more special than that." 

For more information on MSU's Department of Art and Design, visit http://www.moreheadstate.edu/art, email arde@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2766.