Hanging in the basement of Merryman Hall last Thursday were works by such renowned artists as Matisse and Cezanne. Or so it seemed. Yet, this was not an exhibition of works by great French painters but rather reproductions by students, an exercise done in the Homewood Art Workshops.
Since 1980, the program has held an end-of-term exhibition displaying the best works by its students.
"We do this to celebrate what the students have done," said Craig Hankin, director of the Homewood Art Workshops. "It's also a chance for others in the university to come down and see what we do at the workshops."
The two-hour reception brought dozens of students, staff and faculty to the Eugene Leake Studio to examine the portraits, still lifes, landscapes, sculptures and cartoons that these students, mostly undergraduates, labored on during the spring semester.
Hankin said he was very proud of this year's exhibition. "This is one of the strongest shows we've put on," he said.
Sarah Vance, whose art was on display, said it was the
program's "great teachers" and nurturing environment that made
all these works possible.