Student prepares for annual Senior Exhibition

Studio art major Jessica Kase ’09 of Chappaqua, N.Y., works in her Olin Arts studio on an oil painting that will be part of her senior thesis project, an exploration of the intimate nature of creating portraits of strangers.

Since its dedication in 1986, the Bates College Museum of Art has maintained a special relationship with the college’s Department of Art and Visual Culture. Part of this is a commitment to supporting the work of Bates students through the museum’s annual Senior Exhibition. The exhibition highlights work selected from the thesis projects of graduating seniors majoring in Studio Art.

Thesis projects vary from student to student, each pursuing an individual interest. The emphasis of the program is to create a cohesive body of related works through sustained studio practice and critical inquiry. The year-long process is overseen by Art faculty, and culminates in this exhibition.

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