“This is one of the most impressive senior shows I have seen, and I have been around the Boston area for a while,” said Dina Deitsch, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Curator. “You are all thinking at a graduate level, which is evident in this work.”
Deitsch’s comments were made at the annual awards ceremony for the Class of 2011 Senior Show, for which she served as juror.
The annual student show will be on view in Montserrat College of Art Gallery through May, 27. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday until 8 pm and Saturday 12 – 5pm. Visit the Montserrat Gallery for more information.
Several students were awarded prizes and Deitsch said she would have liked to have given double the number of awards due to the high caliber of the artwork.
First Prize: Zena Alexiades, Woodbridge, CT
Second Prize: Kalima Muhammad, Newark, NJ
Third Prize: Kyle Rowe, Groveland, MA
Department Awards: Brooke Russi (Peabody, MA) from Photography, Lindsey Mason (Salem, NH) from Graphic Design, Kevin Illacqua (Syracuse, NY) from Illustration, Jacqueline Gaudet (Farmington, CT) from 2-D Design, and Megan Wicks (Florence, MA) for Painting.
Honorable Mentions: Megan Deede of Silverton, OR, Carol St.Sauveur of Beverly, MA, Jordan Elquist of El Paso, TX and Jennifer O’Brien of Revere, MA.
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