Friday, April 29, 2011

Artful Portfolios Abound at ESU

The East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of PA held an Artists’ Reception on Wednesday April 27th for their Senior Seminar and Portfolio in Art Student Exhibition in The Madelon Powers which is located within the Campus‘ Fine and Performing Arts Building. The well attended event presented many colorful portfolios which were created by the artists in order to be shown to potential employers and galleries so their work will be displayed and/or utilized in the commercial field.

In addition to the students who presented their portfolios, there were several participants from the ESU Art Department who had their work hung in the gallery. After a brief introduction by the professor moderating the independent studies, each student began describing the processes that went into their work. This also included the sharing of insights relating to the pieces, art, and life they have gained along their creative journey.

The artists who presented their work includes John Carroll, Elizabeth Dugan, Drew Dvorsky, Kevin Galligan, Amanda Hoffman, Agnetta Krechner, Ben Koch, Ashlay Mytyk, Trevor Nash, Tanisha Parker, Malinda Peters, Christopher Schtzle, Evan Sells, Stephan Simork, Maria Sorrentino, and Nicole Thomas. The work of each artist caught the eye and captured the imagination. It leaves one hard pressed to contemplate why any gallery or industry would not want to have the talents of these students a part of their endeavors. The Exhibition Continues until May 4th. You’ll find more photographs taken during the reception in The Visual Arts 2011 Gallery at

The East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of PA Senior Seminar and Portfolio in Art Student Exhibition is the final Exhibition for the 2011 Spring Semester. However, the Fall 2011 Semester which takes place between the months of September and December will provide plentiful opportunities to experience the creative energies the University’s students have become well known for. Please Contact The ESU Art Department at 570-422-3216 for more information.

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