Brookhaven College Arts department heldthe annual art exhibition featuring the work of the studio art students at ForumGallery locatedin Bldg. F, Room F101 from November 11 to November 27, 2017. The art exhibitionwas free to visit and open to the public, so anyone can attend the exhibitionand explore the beautiful work of art. This exhibition fosters professionalpractices in the work of advanced fine art students to share their beautifulartworks with the college community. The Studio Art Class 2 showcased theprofessional art work of students in the form of ceramics, photography,printmaking, watercolor at Forum Gallery of Brookhaven College.
All the artworks were displayed on the wall, so the attendees could walk up to the designsand observe the various uses of colors, lines, shapes and pictures. There werealso some works of ceramics which I found to be particularly interestingbecause all the pieces were uniformly thin, shapely, tall, with well-fittinglids and interesting sculptural twists. This was my first time visiting an artgallery located at my college which I found to be very interesting. All theworks of art were amazing and the more I looked those arts, the more impressedI was; with a lot of skill and designs because all the art work were veryelaborate and neatly executed. Hereare a few photos that I took while visiting the art gallery that I foundparticularly inspiring: Artist: NomaanTitle: Life CycleMedium: WatercolorSource: Watercolor This paintingwas splendid. This was the first painting I saw as I came around the corner andtold myself I’d found one of the beautiful painting I have ever seen. It wasreally wonderful painting of a flower which describes moments full of light andcolor. In the painting, artist has used the color mostlyorange, red, greens, black, white and some brown as well.
This is a paintingwith colored pigment floating in water by mixing different colors allowing thewater to move the color on its own. Though I don’t know much about Watercolorpainting, after I saw this painting I knew that watercolor painting is an art mediumthat is truest to nature and it is the most challenging an extremely interestingmedium for painting medium of all, because it requires you to master yourself.Artist: YokoMinatoTitle: OfferingMedium: PorcelainSource: Ceramics The most interesting inclusion in theexhibition was this piece of ceramic art that got my attention towards it. Thistype of Ceramic art has its own tradition of offering because Offering bowlsare meant to be placed on the altar after a prayer has been made to the god orgoddess. We can see this type of offering bowl in early Chinese ceramics art inwhich Offerings included herbs, various liquids, powders, coins, and anythingelse that the individual would deem worthy as an offering to their god orgoddess. This prayer offering bowl is made up of Porcelain by using ceramicmaterial made by heating materials, generally including kaolin, in a kiln totemperatures between 1,200 and 1,400 °C (2,200 and 2,600 °F). This offering bowl looks completely vitrified,hard, impermeable, white or artificially colored, translucent and resonant. Artist: DianaRodriguezTitle: GrowthMedium: IntaglioSource:Printmaking Duringmy visit to the art gallery, I enjoyed many mediums including painting, coloredpencil, assemblages, pen and ink, and even digital arts.
Among them one of myfavorite was this art of intaglio printmaking because I like art that draws a viewerin close, and then provide them with an enlightening, humorous, or surrealexperience. Though I explored differentsubjects at the gallery, but I think this art made me feel awe of, and helpedme to interact with nature through the art. This type of art inspires a gooddeal through the image and we can see the example of the butterfly that representsa thing of great beauty and complete transformation of itself from acomfortable cocoon into a radiant entity with wings which represents that we humanbeings are like a beautiful butterfly waiting to be re-born and transformed.Going tothis exhibition has opened my eyes on howart is portrayed to the world and looking at those paintings, ceramics,printmaking, watercolor and photography, showedme how much art in the past has evolved and contributed to what we can dotoday. Before taking this class I didn’t know much about art and didn’t knowevery piece of artwork had a deep meaning and background to it.
It was amemorable experience visting the art gallery of Brookhaven college.