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Lakeland College will spotlight the work of four senior art students when the Lakeland Senior Art Student Portfolio Exhibition opens on Thursday, Nov. 9.
Nicole Boeckh of McHenry, Ill., Jumpei Matsuoka of Machida, Tokyo, Japan, Jamie Risch of Manitowoc and Kumiko Sameshima of Kanagawa, Japan, will discuss their work during an opening reception on Nov. 9 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Bradley Gallery, located in the Bradley Fine Arts Building on Lakeland's Sheboygan County campus.
The exhibit, which features works created by these seniors during their time at Lakeland, will run through Dec. 7.
The Bradley Gallery is open from 1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Attendance at the reception and admittance to the Bradley Gallery are both free and open to the public.
The senior art show is a requirement for all Lakeland art majors. Students gain the experience of having their own exhibit, and are responsible for planning the show, putting the public relations together, hanging their work and any other details.
Boeckh's works will be in a variety of mediums: pastels, acrylics, watercolor, graphite and ink to name a few. She has been serving an internship at Light House Photographic, and hopes to relocate to Arizona after graduating this December to start a career in illustration or photography. She is also a three-sport athlete at Lakeland.
"I feel my competitiveness also flows into my art work," she said in her artist statement. "The constant need to do well or reach perfection is something I am always trying to achieve. As an artist, you constantly see flaws in your work that could be changed, fixed or improved."
Matsuoka won awards for two-dimensional design and three-dimensional design at last year's Lakeland Student Art Exhibition. Matsuoka said his work is a reflection of his personality, and his Lakeland experience has given him exposure to new mediums like drawing.
Risch transferred to Lakeland for her junior year to be closer to home. She has worked in several different media, but found her true calling when she took a black and white photography class at Lakeland.
"It allows me to capture the true, aesthetic reality of everyday life in an artistic sense, without the use of a pen, pencil or paintbrush," Risch said. "The subjects vary, but my passion for capturing light and capturing that one delicate moment in time is consistent."
Sameshima got an introduction to art as a child, then shifted her focus to performing arts before coming back to the production of art when she came to Lakeland. She said many of her works revolve around the theme of world peace.
"I have produced a series of watercolor works whose main subject is paper cranes," she said. "In Japan, the paper crane is the symbol of peace traditionally. I found out my personality in using my own culture to show the theme."