April 29 – May 15, 2022
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 April 29 through May 15, 2023.
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 Cal McLean and Mia Woo.
The opening reception was held on April 29, 2022 beginning with a special sneak preview reception for alumni at 6:00 PM. The show opens to the Arcadia community and the general public at 7:00 PM with light refreshments provided.
The students included in this year’s exhibition include: Joanne Allen, Jace Bilbrough, Riley Britt, Olivia Buchholz, Harley Canella, Steven Carbucia, Sara Curley, Tamara Davis, Julia Doyle, Alice Duff, D Dutko, Sarah Fisher, Alana Gadola, Ashia Gallegos, Stephanie Gangadeen, Claire Hamilton, Madison Hanlon-Reck, Weiting Huang, Shelby Kachenmeister, Autumn Loughery, Tatum Marino, Ireland McGuigan-Good, Cal McLean, Pamela Ojopi, Aimee Rouff, Connor Ryan, Perri Schlosser, Elyssa Sculthorpe, Eli Seiberlich, Ibrahim Sillah, Sarah Strong, Mia Woo, and Hanna Wu.