Showing Their Artistic Side
The 10th annual Boston College Faculty and Staff Art Show, now on display at the Bapst Library Gallery, offers an eclectic mix of media, styles and formats in the works of some 22 members of the BC community.
“This is our most popular exhibit year after year,” said Vivian Ylan Phan ’15, vice president of the student-run BC Art Club, which organized the exhibit. “I think that faculty and staff appreciate the chance to showcase their art work, and I'm really grateful to be a part of this experience.
“Art Club's mission is to bring art appreciation and awareness to the BC community — not just to those students that are fine arts or art history majors and minors — and this exhibit encapsulates this mission wonderfully.”
The works on display include a ceramic vase, a woven basket, oil paintings, ink/gouache paintings, graphite drawings, digital photography and collage pieces.
“The exhibit changes every year as various faculty and staff become more aware of the event and have works to show,” Phan noted. “The goal is to open interdisciplinary and staff-student discussions, so the exhibit is purposely not themed.”
The exhibit has been supported and sponsored by Boston College University Libraries since its inception in the Bapst Gallery, and Exhibits Specialist and Senior Library Assistant Kevin Tringale is a long-time exhibitor. This year he submitted two abstract photographs, both untitled works that capture lights in motion.
“I enjoy taking photographs in general and have been experimenting with abstract photographs for a number of years now,” he said. “Abstract photography can be defined as avoiding traditional representation; its purpose is the image itself and the process of its creation keeping in mind the basic elements of design: line, shape, form, and often color.”
The free, public exhibit is on display through Nov. 30. For more information, see www.bc.edu/content/bc/libraries/about/exhibits-new/Bapst2012/FacStaffShow.html