Today is a good day to support a local artist by either shopping at the semi-annual art sale in Haggar Foyer from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., attending art history thesis presentations at 5 p.m. or visiting the senior art exhibition closing receptions at 7:30 p.m.
According to Dan Hammett, professor and chair of the Art Department, UD artists have been organizing these sales for at least 40 years. Held on Dead Day every semester, the sale provides students with handmade ceramics, paintings, prints and jewelry before both Mother's Day and Christmas.
"It's a good way for students to show their classmates what they've been doing in the studio all semester," said Hammett. "They can exhibit their work and recoup some of the money they've spent on raw materials at the same time."
Faculty, staff and students are also invited to drop by the art history majors' thesis presentations and the closing receptions for senior art exhibitions, which will no longer be displayed after Saturday, May 11. Senior art history majors William Amorella, Larisa Chavez, Erin Mulligan, Shannon Ryan and Theresa Ann Marie Watson will present their capstone projects tonight in the Art History Auditorium.
Senior art exhibitions are displayed throughout campus:
• Cap Bar, Wendi Ruth Valladares, "Añoranza" ("Nostalgia")
• Painting/Printmaking Building upper gallery, Molly Rawicki, "False Idols," and Natalie Rupp, "St. Louis Perspective"
• Art History Loggia, Haley Robertson, "Memories Suspended on Canvas"
• Gorman Foyer, Alexandra von Tersch, "Then it's our plain duty to escape, and take as many with us as we can!"