The Undergraduate Visual Art and Design Showcase was displayed at Jesse Auditorium on Jan. 30, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Many undergraduate students displayed their work for all to see.

The pieces ranged from photography, drawings and paintings, to displays of apparel and other three-D features such as a flower wall and a structural paper module. These talents are unique to the artists of all ages here at MU. Each person gets his or her own display tag with their name, year in school, hometown and the title of the piece along with its description.

There were two grand prize winners. Arik Sexton, a senior studying graphic design, won the “Artistic Expression” award with his piece called “Cloud ‘93”. Timothy Tai, a senior studying journalism, won the “Applied Design” award with his piece called “Ferguson’s Son”. There were multiple other award winners throughout the entire showcase, though it’s hard to say which ones are the most profound.

The hard work and amazing talent possessed by each student is evident in all the pieces. It is already difficult to balance a rigorous academic schedule and social life, but adding on the time and dedication of art work proves dedication. This showcase is a way to show off their hard work and creativity for the whole university to enjoy.

Looking through the exhibit, Cody Grasher, a freshman theatre major, was intrigued by one of the displays which featured three drawings, separate, yet connected. He says, “There is so much detail in each of these that no matter how many times you look at it, you keep finding new things in the pieces,” speaking on his favorite piece throughout the displays. Grasher continues to describe his experience with Mizzou when he states, “I love these random art exhibits that pop up around campus and all the events that happen. There’s always something for everyone here at MU”.

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