Bay students show off artwork

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Bay College Behavioral Sciences Instructor Greg Cutler looks at a self-portrait created by Bay Visual Structures student Honora Seppanen during a reception for Bay’s fall 2018 student art show Tuesday.

ESCANABA — Students at Bay College have been able to share their art with the community in Bay’s fall 2018 student art show, which is currently on display in the Besse Center Gallery. A reception for this exhibition took place at the college Tuesday.

Bay’s fall 2018 student art show will be on display through the second week of January.

“We invite the public to come and see it,” Arts Faculty and Fine Arts Coordinator Kristine Granger said.

Bay classes with works featured in the fall 2018 student art show include Drawing I, Visual Structures, Digital Cinema I and Digital Cinema II. A projector has been set up in the Besse Center Gallery to display short films made by Visual Structures and Digital Cinema students.

“This’ll be set up throughout the entire exhibit,” Granger said.

During the reception, Granger and Adjunct Instructor for Drawing I Brady Nelson announced the winners of Bay’s Purchase Prize Awards for the fall 2018 semester.

“The students’ work becomes part of the Bay College permanent collection,” Granger said.

Nelson said he was pleased with the pieces that were chosen for these awards.

“I think that the awards were appropriate, and everyone worked really hard,” he said.

The Purchase Prize Award winner for Drawing I was Breanna Donovan. She said her award-winning drawing was inspired by pictures of models she found online.

“I just used their facial expressions,” she said. Donovan won the Purchase Prize Award for Digital Cinema II, as well.

For Visual Structures, Olivia Capodilupo won a Purchase Prize Award for an animated short she created. She said this short was meant to be an expression of her creative process.

“It’s my thought process while I create art,” she said.

Other Purchase Prize Awards were won by Digital Cinema I student Brittany McNally and Digital Cinema — Documentary student Kay Palmcook.

Members of Bay College’s staff and faculty were in attendance at the reception Tuesday. Behavioral Sciences Instructor Greg Cutler said he enjoyed getting to see his former and current students develop their artistic talents.

“I like to see this side of them, as well,” he said.