By Suzanne Weiss/Director of Public Relations
MANITOWOC, Wis. — Silver Lake College will spotlight student art when it opens two art exhibits in April.“Genesis,” an exhibit of acrylic paintings by Megan Baradic, will be shown April 3-30 at the Lake’s Edge Gallery in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road.
Baradic is a sophomore art education student. Her exhibit features Fauvist paintings of animals and creation, many of them inspired by artists with similar styles. Fauvism is an avant-garde movement characterized by exuberant, non-naturalistic colors, which led her to paint “subjects with vivid and often imagined colors … (that) all seem to be connected and dream-like.”
Also influenced heavily by her travels and work at the Milwaukee County Zoo, Baradic said the pieces also reflect a care and concern for God’s creations.
“Heart Songs,” an exhibit of works on paper by Kaye Solander paired with poetry by Shannon DeGrave, will be shown in the Cafeteria Gallery in the Main Hall April 6-30.
Solander is a freshman studio art and theology student. Her works feature a series of hearts based on common sayings and emotions. Influenced heavily by those surrounding her, the pieces reflect the chiaroscuro (light and shadow) of the human heart, she said.
DeGrave, a freshman theology and English student, said she likes to write with “the intent to inspire others to seek healing and solace in poetry.”
Art gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The galleries are free and open to the public.
Photo caption: “Roadblock” acrylic on canvas by Megan Baradic/Photo submitted