Grenfell BFA students showcase their work as they graduate

Students graduating with a degree in visual arts from Memorial University's Grenfell campus had a chance to show off their work this week.
Shardi Janes prepares to display her final project completed for her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Memorial University's Grenfell campus. (CBC News)

Students about to earn a degree in visual arts from Memorial University's Grenfell campus began to show off their work to the public this week.

The exhibit titled Coalesce opened on Thursday, featuring pieces by the Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates.

The show has taken over the Grenfell Art Gallery and includes painting, printmaking, and photography.

Gallery Director Charlotte Jones says the graduating class has been working hard to reach this goal.

"It's been exciting, it's been fun," said Jones. "It's not only just the last two weeks. We start planning this in January."

Applying skills learned in the program

Fourth-year student Shardi Janes has created a final project called "Figure."

The piece stands a towering seven-and-a-half feet tall and is made of metal and covered with painted plaster.

To complete it, Janes put in months of work, and learned a new skill.

"In the course for sculpturing, you actually learn how to weld," said Janes. "Its part of the program, so I learned how and used those skills to make it."

Amanda Rumbolt was inspired to capture and depict on glass the lines drawn by television curling commentators from a single end of an Olympic gold medal game. (CBC News)
Amanda Rumbolt was inspired to create a unique final project depicting the lines and arrows that curling commentators draw for the television screen during a curling match.

Rumbolt decided to record all the lines drawn in a single end of curling and then depict them on glass.

At the exhibit she is displaying two pieces, each based off of a single end of curling from an Olympic Gold medal game.

The exhibit runs until May 17.