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Sunday, Oct 24, 2021

Plunkett Gallery to feature art and design students’ work in “Summer Salon” show

<p>Students sit in front of Hardman Hall, home to the Mercer Department of Art.</p>

Students sit in front of Hardman Hall, home to the Mercer Department of Art.

Mercer’s Fine Art and Design seniors will present their recent work in Hardman Hall's Plunkett Gallery starting Sept. 17 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The show, entitled “Summer Salon,” will feature the students’ recent work from outside of class.

“The work represented within it is as diverse as the students themselves — the pieces vary in media, styles and themes, but are held together by a collective drive to create,” a release from the artists states.

The show acts as a precursor to the senior graduation exhibition, which will be held this spring in the McEachern Art Center on Second Street.

“Each senior in the art department has worked throughout their undergraduate years to develop their own position within the art world as well as a personal style to be showcased on Bear Day 2022,” the release says.

Among the featured artists are graphic designer Ali Dupree, painters Amanda Herrold and Avery Lario and illustrator Faith Reagin.

“The design and fine art students worked together to present a casual show of our most recent works,” Reagin said. “Since it’s a group show, it will have a range of themes and styles, which means there’s something for everyone!”

The show will run until mid-October, according to the students in the show.


Mary Helene Hall

Mary Helene Hall is a junior majoring in journalism. She is a Presidential Media Change Maker Scholar who has worked consistently for The Cluster throughout her time at Mercer. Mary Helene has received accolades for her work from National Public Radio, Discord, the Georgia College Press Association, and more. When she’s not working on a story, you can catch her reading a good book or enjoying the outdoors on Mercer’s campus.


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