The Communication Arts Department at VCU is proud to present its graduating class of seniors in a consummate group show at Art 6 at 6 East Broad Street in Richmond. Please join us for the opening reception during the First Friday Artwalk on April 5th from 6-10pm to meet the artists, help celebrate their achievement, and enjoy (the) an impressive display of work. Additionally, there will be snacks, drinks, and an array of small and artful goods for sale by student vendors.
This exhibition showcases the final portfolios of students who will graduate this May, or those who have just graduated last December, with a rich education in illustration, drawing, painting, and design. Upon graduation, they will enter fields as diverse as medical illustration, fine art, animation both digital and traditional, mural painting, comic and graphic novel authorship, editorial illustration, and beyond. Planned, coordinated, and executed by the seniors themselves, this show is supported but not run by the department, meaning that all freedom and responsibility is on the backs of the seniors to represent themselves, the school, and their field well.
Consider this a debutante moment for each student participant to present themselves as professionals in their fields. Each entrant has been given the opportunity to decorate, customize, and otherwise show off their personal style in a section of the gallery, and they have embraced that chance in ways such as: creating an installation, setting up projectors, and painting a mural. They showcase a uniqueness of personality that is vitally important in the intensely competitive arena of Communication Arts.
"Our 2013 graduates represent the passion and diversity that is Communication Arts. I am confident that they will be among the individuals that will be shaping the communication environment of tomorrow." - Robert Meganck, Department Chair.
The show will be open during the month of April during gallery hours, 12-4 Thursday to Sunday.