Winter Exhibitions at the CVA Galleries

Please join the CVA Galleries for the March First Friday and the opening recpetions for the following:

Kaylee VanekDivulge, BFA Thesis Exhibition   

SOU Students, Faculty, & Community Members, Women in Action, Group Exhibition

Reba Crawford Hayes, Kelsey Goldman, Jazmine B. Heard, Manya Orescan, & Ellie Peck, Poetry in Sink, Group Exhibition

Ryan Evangelisti, Lost Places, Solo Exhibition

Ben GradelAdventure in Motorcycling, Solo Exhibition

Tristan Perrotti, Heartache, Solo Exhibition


Opening Reception: Friday, March 2nd, 2018, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: February 23rd – March 21st, 2018


Retzlaff Gallery (Art Building): 

Divulge, Kaylee Vanek, BFA Thesis Exhibition  

This work discusses interaction between person and everyday articles. Using video as my canvas, ceramic medium highlights the surface of common objects to make visible a transfer of information. Motion and contrast meet a constructed experience to slow moments and preserve certain occurrences. It is my intent to give us insight into our own reality and to ultimately celebrate the mundane. 

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Thorndike Gallery (Art Building): 

Women in Action, SOU Students, Faculty, & Community Members, Group Exhibition

Women in Action celebrates the differing identities of women, in addition to their lived experiences and activism within society.

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Meyer Memorial Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

Poetry in Sink, Reba Crawford Hayes, Kelsey Goldman, Jazmine B. Heard, Manya Orescan, & Ellie Peck, Group Exhibition 

This is the raw material produced in every facet of our lives. Our private fears, truths, and honest joys. As women and writers, we see through ourselves and others. We skate and tumble in life and on the page. The visuals of our poetry are decorative and bring light to the words and phrases that are so often hidden in our journals, cellphones, and minds.



Boise-Cascade Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

Lost Places, Ryan Evangelisti, Solo Exhibition

I hope to transport my audience to a tranquil, yet often unsettling reflection of our world through acrylic painting. Many are directly from places of escapism which I create in my head, and I feel compelled to bring into some form of existence through paint. Some come from political and social inspirations, while others come from simply whim, devoid of explanation.



Art Department Chairs Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

Adventure in Motorcycling, Ben Gradel, Solo Exhibition

When you see a motorcycle on the road, the feeling of riding is not translated to the viewer. The raw exposure to the elements that involves all five senses grants a deep connection to the road which is completely unlike the sensations of driving a car. The rain, wind, and throbbing engine all are felt by the rider with minimal filter. These images convey this connection to the road and beauty of nature that motorcycles allow us to discover.



JELD WEN Gallery (Marion Ady Building):

Heartache, Tristan Perrotti, Solo Exhibition

This series seeks to show the feelings that we associate with heartache and what that can do to the body. In the forms of tensed muscles, to the feelings of being drained, this is shown through the form of physical emaciation. Heartache is terrible for a number of emotions and sensations that we feel because emotional pain is felt just as much as any physical pain.



Attached photos:

Kaylee Vanek, Divulge, Found Object & Paint

Sherry Amoore, Laverne Cox, Acrylic

Reba Crawford Hayes, Kelsey Goldman, Jazmine B. Heard, Manya Orescan, & Ellie Peck, Poetry in Sink, Pen on Paper  

Ryan Evangelisti, Rip Tide, Acrylic

Ben Gradel, Siskiyou Sunset, Photography

Tristan Perrottil, Suffer, Acrylic