Photos by Andrew Larimer
The monthly Art March trailed through town this weekend showcasing illustrative work from SCAD students. “An Illustrative Group Show: Transitions” took place at Whit’s End on Friday, Feb. 6 and was curated by Bea Alamo, Megan Pelto and Courtney Cameron.
More than 25 SCAD students had their work displayed on the white walls of Whit’s End. Their work was even accompanied by a price tag if people wanted to make a purchase.
“We have been organizing this since October. It has been a lot of work getting all the pieces together and getting the space,” said Bea Alamo, a fourth-year illustration major from Saint Augustine, Florida. “At first we wanted to have a show so seniors could have a last hurrah before we graduate to show off our work. Luckily, we got our show and it got featured in Art March.”
Having their show integrated into Art March allowed for more foot traffic for the artists. It gave the students an opportunity to expose their work and possibly make a few sells. Altogether, the show contained about 70 pieces of artwork that varied in style and technique but possessed the same theme: a transition.
Hillary Faber, a fourth-year fashion major from Arlington, Texas, had specific pieces that spoke to her.
“There is so much I want to buy here,” Faber said. “I especially like the artwork with the rendered fish. Its attention to detail along with its color palette is very interesting and I really like it.”
One of the curators, Courtney Cameron, a fourth-year illustration major from Lexington, Kentucky, sold the students’ merchandise from her station by the food. Key-chains, stickers, smaller prints and little knick-knacks inspired by the bigger pieces rested on the table in the back for those interested in smaller purchases.
“Most of our money we make comes from these smaller sells, but there are those people who will throw down more money for the bigger prints,” said Cameron.
Initially, the curators were just going to put on a solo show until they had an idea.
“The show was just going to be myself, Bea and Megan, but then we thought we should allow other students to show their work,” said Cameron. “So we put out a call for entries and were very happy with both the quantity and quality of work.”
Students from all different majors came out to support their fellow colleagues.
“I came to support my friends and to be inspired by these works. It is also good to come to these events to make contacts,” said Nicole Brennan, a third-year copy writing major from Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. “Since I am a copy writing major, this would be a great place to get ahold of possible clients in the future.”
Whether there for the contacts, to support their friends, to showcase their own work or even just there for the free food, “Transitions” opened the Art March this weekend on a successful note and trailed along with this event effortlessly.