Honors College gallery “Erupts” with creativity

Kasey Fahey

Student work is on display in Stopher Hall as part of the fifth annual Celebration of Student Work, a collaboration of the Honors College and the College of the Arts.

This year’s “Erupt” theme signifies the eruption of creativity, intrigue, innovation and artistic passion.

Victoria Bocchicchio, senior special assistant to the dean of the Honors College, works with a group of honors students who are College of the Arts majors to arrange the event.

“They plan the exhibit and theme, and we solicit work from students,” she said.

In the past, fashion and theater majors have participated in the event, but this year only School of Art majors are involved. There are photography, drawing, painting and sculpture works by undergraduate students.

Local museum curators were invited, and there are first and second place awards. Prizes include gift certificates for All Media and the book store.

“Sometimes we’ve purchased work for the Honors College,” Bocchicchio said. “We’ve even commissioned work from students if we are really impressed.”

The reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 in the lobby area of Stopher Hall. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The exhibit is on show until March 11.

-Kasey Fahey