Collegians break out the artwork

More than 30 pieces are to be on display Thursday in the Diane Kidd Art Gallery for the annual Tiffin University Student Art Exhibition. The event, hosted by President Paul Marion and his wife, Susan, is to begin at 5:30 p.m.

“This year, there is to be an eclectic mix of media and concepts,” said Lee Fearnside, assistant professor of art at TU. “There will be pieces in print-making to digital design.”

Senior Sean Justice of Westerville is showing two digital photos contrasting urban and woodland environments.

“I have backpacked all across the Appalachian Mountains, and I wanted to show how fascinating nature can be,” Justice said. “I wanted to also put a picture of ‘urban decay’ to show that cities are not necessarily these bright, wonderful places to go to and live in.”

Justice is majoring in criminal justice with a concentration in forensic psychology.

“It is an honor to be in a show like this, as I am not an art major,” Justice said. “I think it is a wonderful way to cap off my senior year at Tiffin University.”

Advanced art student Cedric Bruce-Kotey is an international student from London.

Bruce-Kotey is showing a print design of a London cityscape and one of the interior mechanics of a watch. He said he designed the prints by carving linoleum blocks as a stamp and inking the images on paper.

“I find clockwork and the detail of it interesting,” Bruce-Kotey said. “This one is my favorite one because of how long the process took. I feel privileged for having my work in the show. I love art and also seeing what other TU artists have produced.”

Jordan Fraley is to have two pieces in the show – a photograph and a colored pencil drawing. The drawing is a of a tiger drawn completly in colored pencil, she said.

“I recieved many compliments on this piece, and I’d say it is my favorite one,” she said. “I’ve always had a love of tigers and have always admired their fierceness.”