Titled “Wanderlust: Not All Who Wander Are Lost,” the show will include works by Ashley Hinkle, Lindsay Eneguess and Ashley Winters. The students have employed a wide range of media, including drawings, prints, ceramics, sculptures, mixed media and assemblage.
“I enjoy the individual freedom to express concepts and imagery I feel strongly about,” Hinkle says regarding her time in the studio. Her work is influenced by the chaos and order of architectural and manmade systems. She will be exhibiting drawings, prints and assemblage pieces in a “natural and vintage-inspired environment.”
Hinkle, who will receive her B.A. in art history and studio art in May, plans to spend a year interning at various museums in Virginia before continuing her education in graduate studies. She is working toward a career as an artist and contemporary art curator.
Eneguess will graduate in May with a B.S. in environmental science and a B.A. in studio art. Her exhibited work will include ceramics and paintings influenced by practical pottery and experimental painting. Ceramics particularly appeals to her for its utilitarian value.
“I am inspired by the creativity and functionality behind a simple coffee mug,” she says. “I enjoy the efficiency of ceramics and how they can be applied to everyday life.”
Winters appreciates studio art because it “provides the flexibility of many media that allow creative ideas to become tangible pieces.” Her work in the exhibition focuses on facial expression and the act of expression in paintings, etchings and mixed media.
Human communication through such facial expressions and the use of body language are among her influences, she says.
Winters plans to remain at Sweet Briar for another year to earn her Master of Arts in Teaching to prepare to be an art teacher.
Gallery hours from April 15-May 3 are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; closed Saturdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Additional hours: May 4-12 by appointment; on May 13 from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.; and on May 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call (434) 381-6248.