2018 Honors Art Show Opens Today!

The 11th Annual Honors Art Show begins Friday, March 23rd in the Pickell Hall Upper Lobby. The theme of this year’s show is “Recycling.” Two recycling inspired pieces will be in the Honors Halls throughout the rest of March and beginning of April. We also teamed up with Bulldog Sustainability Alliance to have the submissions added to a larger collection of works at their Earth Week Celebration at the end of April!

How do I vote? 

In order to vote for your favorite piece, please answer the poll below.

Where will the art pieces be? 

  • Pickell Hall: Friday, March 23rd – Thursday, March 29th & Thursday, April 12th – Wednesday, April 18th
  • Ward Hall: Thursday, March 29th – Thursday, April 5th
  • Henderson Hall: Thursday, April 5th – Thursday, April 12th
  • BSA Earth Week Celebration (UCB): Thursday, April 18th – Friday, April 19th

What are the art show submissions for 2018?

Dawgs Know 

This is a pencil drawn piece by an Integrative Marketing Communication Honors student. Their artist’s statement is as follows: “Do you see that? It’s Brutus speaking about the earth. It is everything for him, for us, for everyone and this earth is the only one we have have. I urge you to do anything and everything you can to help our mother from dying so soon. Something as simple as recycling or walking instead of driving on a sunny day could help make a bigger difference in the long run.

Dawgs Know. A pencil drawing by an Honors Student for the 2018 Honors Art Show.

Dawgs Know. A pencil drawing by an Honors Student for the 2018 Honors Art Show.

Wash Cold with Like Colors

This is a piece made from recycled materials by a Psychology Honors student. Their artist’s statement is as follows: “Made of t-shirts from my high school years, this quilt is a symbol of an important part of my life.”

Wash Cold with Like Colors. Quilt by Honors student for Honors Art Show 2018.

Wash Cold with Like Colors. Quilt by Honors student for Honors Art Show 2018.

Khaki Pant Dress

I decontextualize, then create.

According to Plato, everything is imperfect, except the original thought process, concept, of a particular creation.  This theory is the reason I consider (anything) in isolation from its context. If you take the perfection of the concept into consideration, you will never be happy with what you have; you will never be content in not only yourself, but anything you try.  I took the ideal of pants, size 44, and completely lost it.

I blur, then hone in.

The pants were only pants, if I said they were.  Once I ripped the ideal from the object, what was it?… Whatever I wanted it to be. I created this dress out of an idea in my head from an object that I could no longer name.  Its (finished) product is imperfect, everything we do is imperfect, we are imperfect, but the story we tell while living out what we do makes its imperfection, ideal.

Khaki Pant Dress. Courtesy of an Honors student for the Honors 2018 Art Show.

Khaki Pant Dress. Courtesy of an Honors student for the Honors 2018 Art Show.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Allegra Damari at AllegraDamari@ferris.edu.

 

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