Defining Aspects of Being Opens at Adrian College Valade Gallery

Adrian College, Adrian MI April 5th – April 25th  

Valade Gallery at Adrian College announces the opening of Essence: Defining Aspects of Being, a group exhibition by the graduating seniors of Adrian College Department of Art and Design. The show is on display and open to the public April 5th – April 25th with the reception Saturday April 7th, from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

What does it mean to be? Essence: Defining Aspects of Being; explores topics of human existence as well as the paths of struggle that encompass the very essence of human life. When examining the concept of essence and being, each artist addresses a different component and develops a new interpretation. Essence for Ciara Athy is portrayed through visual representations of emotional expression. Christina Bitson takes a spontaneous approach to being by intertwining aspects of board games with the human life cycle. For Alexandra Cavinee, inspiration is found in personal relationships and their effect on a life. Zachary Tait Frappier uses photography to explore the remnants of being; the paths left behind when a life has gone from a place. Lastly, Amanda LaVigne alludes to naturalistic elements using functional ceramics while exploring the relationship between objects and everyday life.

Valade Gallery is located in the rear of Shipman Library on Williams Street on the Adrian College Campus. Free street parking is available. Gallery open hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, with extended hours on Tuesday until 7pm.