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Multimedia creations and paintings by professional artists will also be among the various Artwalk exhibits

BANGOR – Husson University announced that it will be showcasing the creative talents of students and professional artists on Tuesday, May 2 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on their Bangor campus as part of their end-of-semester Artwalk. All of the exhibitions, located in various campus locations, are free and open to the public.

One of the exhibition spaces participating in this semester’s Artwalk is the Hart Studio. This creative space in the basement of Hart Hall will feature a variety of student artistic expressions. Student artwork on display will include photography, drawings, paintings and photography.

Graphic design, animation, motion design and agency materials will all be on display in the Wildey Communications Center, home of the New England School of Communications.

Individuals with a passion for art created by seniors should make it a point to stop by the Sawyer Library. This location will feature works developed by the elderly, with the assistance of Husson University students, as part of the class “BR 121 Co-creating Across Generations”.

Those who prefer artistic expressions that embrace new technology will find a variety of cutting-edge artistic developments at the iEX Center in Harold Alfond Hall, home of Husson University’s College of Business. At this location, Artwalk participants can see the creativity students have brought to extended reality presentations. Innovative expressions developed in the university’s two-dimensional (2-D) and three dimensional (3-D) drafting design class as well as “GV 145 Design Thinking & Innovation” will also be on display.

The Darling Atrium in the Beardsley Meeting House, (also known as the lobby of the Gracie Theatre), will be featuring artwork developed by students who are at the beginning of their creative journey. The public will be able to see artwork created in two classes, “FA 101 Art and Human Experience” as well as “FA 202 Art History II.” After taking in this exhibit, Artwalk participants should check out “Landscape Language – A Retrospective” by professional artist David Haskins in the Gracie Theatre’s WBRC Gallery. Located at the far end of the atrium, the gallery’s exhibit is a retrospective of Haskins’ landscape paintings through the years.

Another exhibition by a professional artist that is on display as part of Artwalk is located in the Robert E. White Gallery. The gallery, adjacent to the Campus Center in Peabody Hall, features an art installation by Amber Walter. This exhibition, called “in her world,” consists of mixed media art that combines paintings on panels or canvas, print text, photographs, string, illustrations and everyday objects. The artist will be at the gallery to meet and greet the public from 12:30–2:30 p.m. Visitors can also participate in an artmaking activity at this location. 

All Artwalk visitors are welcome to stop by Husson University’s One Circle Agency in the Wildey Communications Center. This student-run marketing agency recently opened a new space on campus. Visitors can tour the facility and learn more about how the agency provides students interested in marketing with hands-on experience during this open house.

Kathi J. Smith, the Robert E. White Gallery coordinator and an associate professor of art at Husson University, organized Artwalk. “The selected creative expressions demonstrate the technical quality and creative excellence our students bring to their assignments and projects,” she said. “Helping our students feel confident in their abilities to express themselves is enormously beneficial, regardless of the career fields they choose to pursue after graduation. In addition, the Artwalk offers a visual opportunity to highlight the diversity of our student body in an inclusive way across campus.”

The exemplary student artwork featured in this show was created in courses offered by Husson University’s College of Science and Humanities and Husson’s College of Business including the School of Technology and Innovation and the New England School of Communications.

For nearly 125 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. According to a tuition and fee analysis by U.S. News & World Report, Husson University is one of the most affordable private colleges in New England. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.