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Michael Estrada, Amy Gibas, Tecien Schultz, Katie Stanton

 

STUDENT BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBIT

April 21 - May 10, 2014

RECEPTION FOR ARTISTS:  Thursday, April 24, 2014  4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This exhibit features works by Michael Estrada, Amy Gibas, Trecien Schultz, and Katie Stanton    

 

Michael James Estrada, Graphic Design 

Artists Statement: I chose to create a publication for my BFA exhibition because I aspire to have a career in publication. I came up with the idea to create a publication titled “Examine Magazine” composed of eight chapters commenting on sensitive topics in 21st Century America, topics being religion (Christianity), temptation, technology, modern parenting, divorce, abortion, education, and the media. “Commentary Magazine” ultimately inspired my decision to produce this publication.

I am motivated to remain inspired and passionate in further elaborating on my palette of choices for approaching type, image and composition. I continue to grow as an artist by studying those that came before me while simultaneously expanding on the latest trends in contemporary art. I am always looking to elevate my capabilities while still commenting on the world around me with positive intentions. (For a more detailed description of Michael’s publication project.)

Michael Estrada is from Saginaw, Michigan, and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in graphic design.  In the six years I attended SVSU I attained a plethora of knowledge and I learned a lot about myself. This school strengthened me as a person and molded me into a focused, resilient competitor as a graphic designer. I will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. After graduation I plan to start working immediately, preferably for a design firm in either New York, Florida, Arizona or California. I have only reached the end of the beginning. I am excited for the long winding road that awaits me.

BFA Exhibit Winter 2014 - Michael Estrada "I Want You" "I Want You"   BFA Exhibit Winter 2014 - Michael Estrada "temptation" "Temptation"

 ‌BFA Exhibit Winter 2014 - Michael Estrada "playground"

"Playground"

 

 ‌BFA Exhibit winter 2014 Michael Estrada "abortion"

"Abortion"

 

Amy Gibas, Painting/Drawing
Artist Statement: "When creating my artwork inspiration comes from the materials I use and from exploring new processes and techniques. I explore the boundaries dividing painting and sculpture with intentionally shaped outer edges and applied three-dimensional elements onto the surface. The non-traditional materials I use, such as lace and fabrics along with acrylic and spray paint, help to create an illusion of abstract space on the surface of my paintings and collages. Because of the perceived gender roles in the use of fabrics, I wish to use these materials in a way that would question such notions."
Amy Gibas is from Bay City, Michigan and will be graduating with a  Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in painting and drawing.  Amy hopes to continue her studies at the graduate level working toward a Master of Fine Arts degree.  Amy has had a piece of her art work "Untitled" acrylic paint on wood/foam accepted into the Annual State of the Arts Exhibition 2014, on display at the Saginaw Township Office, Center and Shattuck in Saginaw.

BFA Exhibit Winter 2014 - Amy Gibas - "Fire & Lace" "Fire and Lace" acrylic and fabric on canvas   BFA Winter 2014 - Amy Gibas - "Gears V" "Gears V" spray paint, aluminum, fabric  on canvas and paper
BFA Winter 2014 - Amy Gibas - "Lace & Stone" "Lace and Stone" spray paint, fabric, aluminum on wood   BFA Winter 2014 - Amy Gibas "Primary Lace Triptych" "Primary Lace Triptych" acrylic and fabric on canvas

 

 

Trecien Schultz, Graphic Design

Artist Statement:  I plan to begin my job search soon, and have not ruled out any possibilities as to which direction my graphic design career may take me.  I have attached the three logo designs that are being incorporated into my exhibit, but in addition to logo/identity, I am also interested in publication and web design, among other graphic design areas.

Trecien Schultz is from Saginaw, Michigan, and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design.  Trecien has had a piece of her art work "The Running Men" mixed media accepted into the Annual State of the Arts Exhibition 2014, on display at the Saginaw Township Office, Center and Shattuck in Saginaw.

BFA Winter 2014 - Trecien Schultz "Findlay's Organic" logo

"Findlay's Organics" logo Digital Print

 

 

BFA Winter 2014 - Trecien Schultz "Mola" logo

"MOIA" logo Digital Print 

 

BFA Winter 2014 - Trecien Schultz "Harvest Ridge Processing" logo

 

"Harvest Ridge Porcessing, LLC." logo  Digital Print

 

 

 

Katie Stanton, Painting/Drawing 

Artist Statement:  "Great works of art that push boundaries can motivate me. Sometimes I feel discouraged when it is said that nothing new can be created in art. Well this might be true, artists today are still trying to create new directions and styles by further pushing what has been done. I would like to be part of this progression by educating my peers and future artists, so they can understand the meaning of modern and post- modernism. Then they can comprehend the complexities behind abstraction’s manipulation of forms.  I want to be in an educational environment where I can teach and continue to create my work and inspire others to do the same. Ideally, I would like to earn my Master of Fine Arts degree, so I can teach students to be inspired about art."
Katie Stanton is from Saginaw, Michigan, and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in painting and drawing.  Katie enjoys experimenting with various media that are split between traditional and modern materials. In her work, her goal is to maintain an aesthetic appeal by combining a wide variety of materials that emphasize a kind of contemporary imagery that defies the boundaries between painting and sculpture."  Katie has had several pieces of her art work "Variegated" and "Tattered" both mixed media accepted into the Annual State of the Arts Exhibition 2014, on display at the Saginaw Township Office, Center and Shattuck in Saginaw.

BFA Winter 2014 - Katie  Stanton - "Toile de Jute"
"Toile de Jute" burlap and mirror on wood
  BFA Winter 2014 - Katie  Stanton - "Spritzer" "Spritzer" ink & gesso on screen and canvas

 BFA Winter 2014 - Katie Stanton "Lavender Ink Reflection" "Lavender Ink Reflection" ink, gesso, lacquer, and mirror on canvas

   BFA Winter 2014 - Katie Stanton - "Heritage & Pistache", Spritzer" Lavender Ink Reflection", and Toile de Jute" "Heritage & Pistache", "Achromatique" & "Lavender & Framboise" mixed media

 

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