Art & Design Department Events

Senior Exhibition
August 23 – September 18
Opening Reception: August 28, 2-4pm
Bitsy Irby Gallery

The Senior Exhibition is the culminating experience for our BFA and BA candidates. These students have worked hard to develop their own voices as artists throughout their coursework in the Art and Design Department. This exhibit serves as a launching point for professional practice and allows the students to gain the practical knowledge of museum work through the curating and installing of their exhibit.

We are proud to showcase the work of these student artists:
   Melissa Gentry
   Hannah Gillis
   Sarah Guinn

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Visual Communications Exhibition
September 25 – October 30
Opening Reception: September 25, 2-4pm
Bitsy Irby Gallery

This exhibit will feature the Graduate Exhibition of Associate Professor and Co-Chair of the Art and Design Department Jon Micah Tyson. Through illustration, interface design, and visual storytelling, Tyson invites the viewer to experience and explore Red Tides, a pirate fantasy tabletop game set in the vast waters of New Caribbea. 

Senior Exhibition
November 6 – December 11
Opening Reception: November 6, 2-4pm
Bitsy Irby Gallery

The Senior Exhibition is the culminating experience for our BFA and BA candidates. These students have worked hard to develop their own voices as artists throughout their coursework in the Art and Design Department. This exhibit serves as a launching point for professional practice and allows the students to gain the practical knowledge of museum work through the curating and installing of their exhibit.

We are proud to showcase the work of these student artists:
   Sun-Jae Park
   Anna Leonard
   Yumi Choy

Guest Artist Bailey Hughes
January 15 – 29
Opening Reception: January 15, 2-4pm
Bitsy Irby Gallery

Bailey Hughes is a visual artist living in Flowood, MS. She works primarily with drawings and collage, utilizing found materials. It is Bailey Hughes' goal as an artist to be a seer, experiencer and communicator of truth.

Senior Art Exhibition
February 5 – March 11

Opening Reception: February 5, 2-4pm
Bitsy Irby Gallery

The Senior Exhibition is the culminating experience for our BFA and BA candidates. These students have worked hard to develop their own voices as artists throughout their coursework in the Art and Design Department. This exhibit serves as a launching point for professional practice and allows the students to gain the practical knowledge of museum work through the curating and installing of their exhibit.

We are proud to showcase the work of these student artists:

  • Amelia Brannon
  • Nahyeon Shin

Senior Art Exhibition
March 12 - April 1

Opening Reception: March 12, 2-4pm
Bitsy Irby Gallery

The Senior Exhibition is the culminating experience for our BFA and BA candidates. These students have worked hard to develop their own voices as artists throughout their coursework in the Art and Design Department. This exhibit serves as a launching point for professional practice and allows the students to gain the practical knowledge of museum work through the curating and installing of their exhibit.

We are proud to showcase the work of these student artists:

  • Danica Loya
  • Abigail Pierce
  • Eun Jin Jung 

Annual Student Invitational
April 9-30
Opening Reception, April 9, 2-4pm
Bitsy Irby Gallery

The Annual Student invitational features work produced within the past year by students in the Art and Design Department. This exhibit is juried and curated by the faculty and reveals the diversity and range of disciplines taught in the department. None of the work included in this show was made for a class, but instead reflects the vision and expertise developed by each student as they pursue their various disciplines.

Collaborative Arts Concert
April 14, 7pm
Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

This student-produced event features collaborative works created from the Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Creative Writing, Art and Design Departments. Complimentary Admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Email dancetickets@belhaven.edu to reserve seats.