Marietta College’s Art Department is proud to present the “Art & Design Capstone Exhibition,” an exhibition featuring the work of the graduating seniors in the department from March 29th through May 2nd.

The show is held in the Atrium Gallery located on the third floor of the Hermann Fine Arts Center.

The seven featured senior artists – Ian Darling ’21 (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Amber Gardner ’21 (Belpre, Ohio), Kat Hendrickson ’21 (Belpre, Ohio), Abigail Litman ’21 (Marietta, Ohio), Leah Seaman ’21 (Philippi, West Virginia), Cayleigh Walton ’21 (Walker, West Virginia) and Peng Wang ’21 (Chengdu, China) – worked with a variety of media on a capstone theme of their choosing.

With a diverse representation of concepts, some elected to situate their capstone exhibitions around current themes of global warming, “Fight the Virus, Not Asian People,” “Everyday Super Heroes Wear Masks,” and the whitewashing of Christianity, while others connected their project to childhood memories and lifelong botanical interests. Therefore, there is something for everyone.

The exhibition is open with regular gallery hours from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Hermann Fine Arts Center is handicapped accessible. In conjunction with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s order and the Marietta College mask policy, all guests are required to wear a mask to visit the exhibition and while on campus.

Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy back in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers more than 50 majors and is consistently ranked as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation’s best by Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution’s rankings of colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major. Marietta College has also been named a Great College to Work For three consecutive years (2018-2020).