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SLC student art exhibit opens on April 2

Posted On March 07, 2018

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MANITOWOC, Wis. — Silver Lake College will present the senior art exhibit, “Sekainosozo: Creation of Worlds,” from April 2 through May 13 in the Donald P. Taylor Gallery on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

The exhibit, which features the works of student artists Sarah Presley and Miranda Chase, is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A reception for the artists will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 13. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The Japanese title of the exhibit reflects the influence of Japanese animation in the artists’ works. Known as anime, the style is distinguished by its energetic characters, vibrant graphics and fantastical themes.Shadowunmasking resized

“Sarah and Miranda have explored many mediums, but their subject matter almost always turns back to the characters they enjoy creating,” said Erin LaBonte, associate professor of art and art department co-chair. “Their works complement each other. Both artists have created complex characters and will be including narratives about the worlds in which they live and the role each character plays within that world.”

Chase is a senior at Silver Lake College, majoring in studio art and English. She works with drawings, sculptures, digital art, pencil drawings and acrylic paintings.

 “As both an artist and a writer, I like to work a lot with world-building and developing my own characters with stories to go along with them,” Chase said. “In my show you will be able to see many characters from three of the worlds that I have developed.” 

Presley is a senior majoring in graphic design. She plans to enter the animation industry. She also enjoys creating Photoshop art, posters, paintings, drawings and sculptural art.

“My senior exhibit consists of my original characters, their animations and some of my favorite pieces that, while not related to my theme, show off my other art skills,” Presley said.

 PHOTOS: “Saraspectre” (TOP) is a work by Sarah Presley inspired by Japanese animation.  Submitted

Miranda Chase created “Shadowunmasking” (CENTER),  which will be featured in the upcoming senior art exhibit at Silver Lake College. Submitted