Meyer presents senior art exhibit at Concordia

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 11 years ago on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 2:11 PM
Senior Anna Meyer's art thesis exhibit was on display in Concordia's Marxhausen Gallery of Art.

Senior art education major Anna Meyer displayed her Bachelor of Fine Art thesis work at Concordia. Meyer’s art show opened Dec. 2 and remained in the Marxhausen Gallery of Art until Dec. 17.

The show contained large installation sculptures, large prints and a small collection of Meyer's printmaking work.

Meyer said her experiences off campus -- as a camp counselor, on mission trips and working at small art shops -- were especially helpful in shaping the collection.

“My conversations with people from all around the country, from all walks of faith and life have led me to create this body of work,” Meyer said.

During an artist talk held Dec. 2, Meyer spoke about her art career at Concordia, her inspiration and reasoning for creating the work on display.

The sculptures and prints in the show centered on a Christian theme, particularly the conditions of sin and brokenness.

“I attempted to create a space for viewers to come and observe my artwork, in hopes that no matter what path they have walked or what led them to my show, that they would consider the fragility of life and what it means to be created human,” said Meyer.

After graduation, Meyer hopes to teach art at the high school level or pursue her master’s degree in printmaking at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The Marxhausen Gallery is the on-campus exhibition space for Concordia and hosts a variety of exhibitions each year. It is located in Jesse Hall and is open Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m.