Art lovers, get ready to experience a fresh perspective. Pace University Art Gallery is set to host an outstanding exhibition entitled “Cut the Slack: Project Studio Senior Capstone Exhibition”. This showcase will feature works of art created by budding artists enrolled in the Spring 2023 Project Studio B course, led by Professor Roger Sayre.

The eagerly anticipated exhibit is set to launch on Friday, April 28, between 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. It’s a showcase that will go on until Thursday, May 11, giving art enthusiasts enough time to witness the evolving talent these young artists have to offer.

The Project Studio course is the culmination of the BFA in Art program at Pace University. It encourages students to spend an entire semester developing a comprehensive body of work in their preferred medium. The resulting masterpieces—be they sculptures, paintings, or video shorts—then get the chance to be exhibited at the Pace University Art Gallery.

Jenna Meyer, one of the exhibiting student artists, speaks highly of the course. “The class has given me a chance to explore my identity as an artist,” she says, reflecting on her experience. The exhibition also presents works by other gifted students such as Hasan Akinyele, Brianna Chiriboga, Xandria Anderson, and many more. Professor Sayre expresses his anticipation for the exhibit, saying, “It’s going to be great!”

Francisco Maldonado, another student artist, shares an introspective take on the journey from concept to exhibition. He says, “It is an introspective process in which we promise to deliver something of ourselves for ourselves.” Echoing this sentiment, Michael Segal, a fellow course student, adds that he’s excited about not just seeing his peers’ work but also sharing his art with different circles.

Founded on the principle that art is integral to society, the Pace University Art Gallery is a space that stimulates innovation and exploration for artists and viewers alike. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Admission is free, encouraging everyone to come and revel in the creativity of these up-and-coming artists.

With the dedication these students have shown and the innovation they’ve explored, the “Cut the Slack” exhibit is a promise of great things to come. Mark your calendar and step into the world of tomorrow’s creative leaders.

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