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Senior Art Invitational underway at the Mandeville Gallery

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"Lek Meyer" by Clarissa Amaral"Self Portrait" by Katherine MacEwan"Are Balloons Supposed to Do That?" by Mia Simone "Beyond the Drips" by Hilary Zelson"IO" by Amanda Purner
The third annual Union College Senior Invitational is underway at the Mandeville Gallery and will continue until commencement.

The college is exhibiting the artwork of six senior artists who completed a challenging application process for this opportunity. Those included in the gallery are Katherine MacEwan, Amanda Purner, Mia Simone, Hilary Zelson, Clarissa Amaral, and Neena Jube.
MacEwan uses direct and detailed observation to paint a range of subjects, including a self-portrait. Purner conveys perspective in her artwork, focusing on specific characteristics of her subject such as physical form or meaning. Expect to find elements of fantasy in prints by Simone whose work is characterized by new creatures and landscapes. Zelson has explored mixed media in her studies, incorporating creative elements such as glitter to create unique and colorful paintings. Amaral’s photography work will feature close-ups of familiar faces on campus. Inspired by the beauty of the nude human figure, Jube focuses specifically on quiet moments of the female form.
“After all of their hard work, it is a pleasure to see this exhibition, composed of diverse themes and media, come together beautifully in the Mandeville Gallery,” said Kara Jefts, assistant curator of the gallery and the College’s permanent collection. 

A closing reception and awards will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Nott Memorial.