April 28 – May 14, 2023
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 28 through May 14, 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 Riley Bennett, Daphne Marquis, and Charlie Smirga.
The opening reception will be held on April 28, 2023 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: Gianna Bates, Riley Bennett, Jasper Boyd, Angie Brewer, Emily Brown, Camryn Burns, Shannon Collins, Anaiah Cupe, Toni Feliciano, Katy Freeman, Morgan Glista, Keeanu Graham, Makenzie Hillegass, Roxy Iliescu, Sage Kalanik, Emily Lickey, Bristol Long, M Lynch, Daphne Marquis, Grace McCaughey, Julyanna McNamara, Theo Miller, Thomas Mulcahy, Nadine Novotni, Sarah Orvis, Trinity Peters, Emily Renée, Rey’Na Riggans, Charlie Rose, Elle Sauls, Ellie Schnell, Deanna Shaller, Charlie Smirga, Jessica Smith, Madison Van Tassel, Svea Williams, Katerina Zisman.