SLU-Madrid Hosts Online Art Exhibition
At the end of each semester, students in SLU-Madrid’s painting, drawing, sculpture and design classes exhibit their works in the semiannual Studio Art Exhibition. Though the unprecedented circumstances of the global pandemic ruled out an on-campus exhibition, studio art professors Óscar Sánchez, Isabel Albertos and Emma Ferguson still wanted students to be able to share their art with a larger audience. The solution came in the form of SLU-Madrid’s first ever Online Art Exhibition: each studio art class presented their works in an album on SLU-Madrid’s Facebook page and in SLU-Madrid’s Instagram stories.
Students in Professor Ferguson's Painting I class kicked off the Exhibition. They not only shared their paintings but also added a more personal touch, providing information about their inspiration and the materials used.
Next, Professor Sánchez’s Drawing I students presented their works, followed by Sculpture, Painting (morning session) and Painting (afternoon session). Students in Sánchez’s various classes also produced art for the times, many with COVID-19 related themes. The Art Exhibition came to a close with the presentation
of the works created by students in Professor Albertos' Design class.
"I was impressed by the initiative of our professors to find an out-of-box solution instead of canceling the semester's exhibition,” commented Fine Arts Program Director Cary Barney. “Our students should feel proud of their hard work and this was a great way to let them shine. I extend my congratulations to the dedicated faculty and students alike."
The studio art program at SLU-Madrid fosters art-making in the context of both the liberal arts and a diverse, international student body; students develop a conceptual and intellectual framework for their art by forming connections across disciplines as well as by deepening their understanding of cultural differences.