Idaho State University senior art thesis exhibitions set Jan. 19 – Feb. 5

POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s Department of Art will host senior artists’ thesis exhibitions Jan. 19 through Feb. 5.

The art will be featured in the John B. Davis Gallery and the Compartment Gallery, located on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The galleries are open Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The featured College of Arts and Letters seniors include Jennifer Anderson, Thomas Stephens and Larry Wilde.

Anderson is interested in and exploring the Native American and historical mythology, meanings and ancient wisdom of owls.

Stephens, future graduate of fine arts, portrays animals in a bright and colorful environment. As an artist, he said he believes a painting is more than a photograph. By painting animals in realistic, often humorous ways, he brings life to his paintings.

Wilde is pursuing a master’s degree in art therapy and clinical counseling. As an artist he uses traditional Native American and ancestral Nordic art to comment about the post-Christian treatment of females as delicate, unequal property.

The mission of the ISU art galleries is to enrich the education of students and engage surrounding communities through exhibitions and related events. The galleries provide opportunity for critical looking and thinking with a focus on interdisciplinary and cross-cultural exchange.

For more information, contact John B. Davis Gallery Director Ryan Babcock at babcrya9@isu.edu.