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If art, as Pablo Picasso once observed, “is the elimination of the unnecessary,” the recent Annual Juried Student Exhibition in the Kristen Michelle Mason Art Gallery at Beacon College was an essential opportunity for the college’s creatives to showcase how all their brushwork, moulding, welding, carving, casting, and assemblage brilliantly produced what Picasso so eloquently defined.

The March 30 exhibit featured painting, drawing, and sculpture from 44 students from all classifications and across majors who have taken Beacon art courses.

“This year’s Annual Student Exhibition shows a dedication to craftsmanship, and concept,” said Russell Bellamy, professor of art and department chair at Beacon. “The variety of media and processes indicates a high level of independent research and experimentation. We are excited about the consistent ability to incorporate narrative, philosophical ideas and personal content. Everyone involved should be extremely proud of their accomplishments.”

This year’s exhibition was judged by Michael Knapp, a Tampa-based painter, known for use of a colorful palette in works that pulse with fun.

collage image of student art Awardees included:

Honorable mentions
Marcus Giglio — “Spring in 2-point perspective”
Pierre Bernard — “Scorched”
Chiara Ferrante — Untitled (Wooden Wheel)
Anna Roth — “Rebirth”
Maxine Collazo — “Don’t Mind the track”

Best 2-D
Chiara Ferrante —”Untitled (Planes and Tomato)”

Best 3-D
Jude Heinen — “Untitled (Hand)”

Best of Show
Camille McKoy — “Fallen”