Steinmetz art show is largest to date

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The annual Steinmetz Student Art Exhibition, featuring the most accomplished student works completed during the 2017-18 academic year, is now open at the Crowell and West Galleries in the Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts.

It is part of the 28th Annual Steinmetz Symposium, set for Friday, May 11.

A closing reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. that day.

Curated by faculty in the Department of Visual Arts, the Steinmetz art show includes works from courses in photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, and digital art and video – everything from animation and collage to Japanese woodcut.

In all, there are 175 works by students from a wide variety of majors and across all class years.

It is the largest Steinmetz exhibit to date.

For computer science major Sahar Shakeel ’20 of Niskayuna, N.Y., the show is an opportunity to display her final project for the 3D Computer Modeling class she took last fall with Fernando Orellana, associate professor of visual arts.

Called “Markhor,” Shakeel’s 3D print is of a reclining markhor, or goat with large screw-like horns, with a kid, or smaller markhor, perched on top of it.

“I knew I wanted to create something with endangered animals to promote awareness about them,” Shakeel said. “I decided to choose the markhor because it is the national animal of Pakistan and was considered endangered in the past. My family is from Pakistan, so I felt deeply moved to create this animal.

“I spent 13 hours a week for several weeks working on this project in the Digital Studio,” she noted. “It’s a lot harder than it looks. I’m very happy with how it came out.”

The Steinmetz Art Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

"Markhor" a 3-D model by Sahar Shakeel '20

"Markhor" a 3-D model by Sahar Shakeel '20