COLORADO SPRINGS – The works of 10 University of Colorado Colorado Springs senior art students will be shared at an April 15 exhibit opening at GOCA1420, the campus gallery of the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art.
“Senior Visual Art Majors Exhibit X” will open with a reception scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 15 and will continue through May 14 at GOCA1420, located in Centennial Hall on the UCCS campus. The reception and exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays or by appointment.
In addition to exhibiting their work, students were responsible for details of the show including curation and design, installation, lighting, marketing, opening reception and staffing. This is the 10th annual senior visual and performing arts major art exhibition at UCCS.
“Exhibit X” showcases the work of the following student artists:
- Ian Alexandrowicz, Trinidad, a senior majoring in Visual and Performing Arts. Alexandrowicz’s work focuses on nature and the coexistence with humans.
- Su Cho, Colorado Springs, a senior majoring in Visual and Performing Arts. Cho’s work delves into issues of race and ethnic identity as well as definitions of beauty.
- Elissa Cummings, Colorado Springs, a senior majoring in Visual and Performing Arts. Cummings’ watercolor pieces explore the nature and consequences of human memory.
- Jasmine Dillavou, Cascade, a senior majoring in Visual and Performing Arts. Dillavou uses collage and mixed media to explore identity and cultural identity.
- Yuliya Drakh, Golden Valley, Minnesota, a senior majoring in Visual and Performing Arts. Drakh’s paintings are large and focus on the energy of stress that resides within the human body.
- Alexandra Garcia, Monument, a senior majoring in Visual and Performing Arts. Garcia’s work investigates female identity and societal expectations.
- Lesley Garlan, Colorado Springs, a senior majoring in Visual and Performing Arts. Garlan’s art deals with her personal experiences with anxiety and depression.
- Ginger Immenhauser, Colorado Springs, a senior majoring in Visual and Performing Arts. Immenhauser’s work is inspired by those struggling with alcoholism and substance abuse.
- Tamara “Tam” Mauldin, Fountain, a senior majoring in Visual and Performing Arts. Mauldin explores spirituality in her work, combining her previous experiences in the military and her environmental sciences major.
- Jonathan “JD” Sell, Erie, senior majoring in Visual and Performing Arts. Sell focuses his photography, screen printing and painting on architecture and urban spaces.
GOCA is a regional hub of contemporary art, culture and conversation. By featuring world-class artists, hosting artist and expert talks, and offering meaningful events, GOCA engages UCCS students, faculty, staff and Pikes Peak Region community members in contemporary culture and life. GOCA is a contemporary arts organization with two galleries, one founded on the UCCS campus in 1981 and a satellite downtown location that opened in 2010 in the Plaza of the Rockies building. For more information, visit http://www.uccs.edu/~goca/
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest growing universities in Colorado. The university offers 39 bachelor’s degrees, 20 master’s and five doctoral degrees. UCCS enrolls about 11,300 students on campus annually and another 2,000 in online programs. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu.