Art Reception Set At Barry Hall

The NDSU College of Business and the Department of Visual Arts is set to host a reception to commemorate a new student art exhibit. The open house event is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Barry Hall atrium.

Scott Beaulier, dean of business, will say a few words about the exhibit, along with Michael Strand, visual arts department chair, and Meghan Kirkwood, assistant professor of visual arts.

The event is free and open to NDSU students, faculty, staff and the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Beaulier contacted Kirkwood in fall 2016 to develop site-specific student artwork for a newly constructed wall in the Barry Hall atrium.

Students toured the area and sent a survey to business students, faculty and staff to assess their preferences for photo subjects and asked about attributes of the college that could be useful to the students in planning their projects.

The projects took half of a semester to complete and were finished this spring. Participating students were enrolled in Kirkwood’s advanced darkroom class, which means they were hand printing their images with a chemical process.

The plan is for the photographs to be on permanent display.

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