Six USAO Art Students Featured in Fall BFA Show
A person's signature is defined as a distinctive form of identification in authorizing a check or document. A USAO graduate and five graduating fine arts majors at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will let their art define them during Signature, the spring bachelor of fine arts art exhibit at the university.
Signature is scheduled through April 17 in the USAO Art Gallery. The gallery is located in Davis Hall on the USAO campus. Gallery hours are weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The show is free and open to the public.
The spring exhibit features graduate Miranda Wirtz from Chickasha. She was a fine arts major with a photography concentration.
Wirtz’s photos are digital prints of live musical performances. “It is hard to take pictures of people moving. It is very challenging.”
The exhibit also highlights the work of five graduating fine arts seniors. Tina Dymond is a graduate of Oilton High School and Drumright Central Tech -- where she originally took graphic design classes. "While at USAO, I've had the opportunity to learn design, color theory, as well as many other aspects of art. I decided to emphasize in graphic design and take several classes in photography in the hope that it would help me in the graphic design field." Dymond also works with the drama department and with the student newspaper -- The Trend.
Mallory Edwards is from Burke, Virginia. While at USAO she was the public relations officer for the USAO Art Club. She is scheduled to graduate in April. Jeremy Teel is an Oklahoma City fine arts senior with an emphasis in graphic design. Teel has served as president of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and is active in the Baptist Student Union and the Art Club. Teel is a recipient of the Regent’s Baccalaureate Scholarship and was named to the Hypatia Honor Society.
The work of James E. Greenlee II will also be featured. Greenlee is a graduate of Sapulpa High School. "I'm mostly influenced by drawing and painting, but was influenced by photography during the last two years and found a critical tool to cross between mediums.
"The concept I've been working on during my college experience involves industrialization and urban art that I find out of serendipitous moments. My photography has given me the opportunity to participate in the last three OVAC Momentums. I also had the opportunity to partner with Miguel Herrera in a mural for the Eagles Lodge," Greenlee said. After graduation, Greenlee plans to return to Tulsa and continue his career as a photographer.
Tierney Renee Rasch is a graduate of Harrah High School. Her emphasis at USAO is in graphic design. Rasch has been named to the USAO and Regents Honor Rolls. She is a member of Hypatia and Who's Who Among American College and University Students. After graduation, she hopes to establish herself in the graphic design field and work her way into the musical art business of album covers and music videos.
For more information about the USAO art program, go to www.usao.edu/usao-art/.