May 18 – July 30, 2021
Benton Spruance Art Center
Arcadia University’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts, in conjunction with Arcadia Exhibitions, is pleased to present the Senior Thesis Exhibition from May 18 through July 30, 2021.
For this show the galleries, corridors, and studios of the Benton Spruance Art Center are transformed into a single expansive exhibition space. For the graduating seniors, the bodies of work on view, encompassing a full range of creative disciplines and approaches, represent the concluding research of their intensive, year-long capstone experience.
An end of year exhibition highlighting the work of Arcadia’s graduating art seniors is a tradition that dates back to the Department’s move to the Glenside campus from Jenkintown in 1935. Over time the opening of the exhibition has evolved into a celebration for the entire campus community, marking the end of Arcadia’s Thesis Week, which includes presentations and displays from every major.
Additionally, the first night of the exhibition is a moment when many alumni of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts choose to make their return to campus. They come to support friends, to converse with former mentors, or just to celebrate their connection to the larger community.
Beginning in 2016, the alums attending the reception are given the opportunity to vote on their favorite individual thesis presentation. This year’s Alumni Prize was awarded to Bee Galindo, Madison Cline, and Christopher Reistle.
The students included in this year’s exhibition include: Olivia Armacost, Ossama Awan, Kathryn Bleiweiss, Mya Brown, Reanna Bull, Taylor Carrico, Madison Cline, Anna Coyle, Davida Derry, Joe Gaeta, Bee Galindo, Hanna Grove, Kayla Kelly, Jordyn Labrosciano, Anthony LeBeau, Trevor Lehman, Natasha Litwinow, Dominique Masia, Mim Meder, Jessica “JTP” T. Palmer, Rachael Piotte, Alexandria Puls, Jamilah Amatur-Razzaq, Christopher Reistle, Madison Schwester, Kellie Simons, Courtney Skolka, Eleanor Simpson, Anil Sooknanan, Nicole Ulla, Gunnar Von Haden, Sophie Wasyliw, Colleen Weiman, and Jordyn Willis.