The north side of campus, home to many architecture, arts and agriculture students, is now housing a temporary exhibition that might force those who are not residents to migrate to that area.
The 2012 BFA Student Exhibition is held in the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery currently and runs until Oct. 5.
The exhibition is free, and the 2,200 sq. ft. gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Monday through Friday.
The show contains collections from all different Bachelors of Fine Arts students and displays various types of art, Stephanie Barger (senior-art education) said.
The gallery is a nonprofit, visual arts exhibition space located inside of the Visual Arts Building and next to Penn State’s Gallery Café.
Yet the building’s gallery is “not just paintings and sculptures,” Barger said, though those can also be observed.
The exhibition is an assortment of all types of media, including but not limited to photographs, new media, ceramics and installations.
“There is a little bit of everything,” Barger said. “There’s something for all students.”
Included is an oil canvas piece by Eleanor Skrzat called “Kanye West,” which is Niki Farrell’s (junior-visual arts and premedicine) favorite in the exhibition.
The piece by Ashley Eyster entitled “Shrine” is a sculpture of personal treasures, gifts and other odd items that entices observers to
“Please Explore/Touch” and the untitled piece by Vicente Ortiz Cortez is made entirely of dark, milk and white chocolate on paper.
The piece by Danny Farrell named “(Ana) Lovers” is an oil piece that is observer JoAnn Lee’s (junior - visual arts) favorite, because she said that the variety of colors intrigued her.
Adding to the variety is a photography piece named “The Pack Pact: Man’s Best Friend,” that features images of various puppies. Amy Bloom is a Ph.D candidate in art education and women’s studies and said that she believes it will be popular with many people.
The photographs are not just simply dogs though. Bloom cites the shadows and poses within the photographs as the most interesting elements, making the work complex.
But Bloom said she wouldn’t be able to pick a favorite piece in the exhibition.
“There are just so many that I enjoy,” she said. “There’s a great variety of work [in the exhibition].”
The range of styles, media, subjects and themes would be interesting to a general audience, she said.
The show “opens horizons to what else is out there,” Farrell said. “I’m not purely an art major and I enjoy it too,” she said.