The 2015 Senior Art Exhibition awards were presented by Dr. Wendy Schaller , associate professor of art, on Thursday, April 9, at the Coburn Art Gallery's opening reception on the Ashland University campus.
Shauna Spiesz was selected as the senior art award recipient by the AU art department faculty. Spiesz's artworks use the human figure to explore trauma and its emotional states, struggles and empathy in the aftermath of such events in people's lives. Spiesz is a double major -- BFA with a concentration in Painting and BS in Art Education -- and is from Bay Village, Ohio.
Cecelia Maxwell was awarded honorable mention for her senior art exhibition. Maxwell is receiving a BFA with a concentration in Printmaking and Digital Art, and is from Wooster, Ohio. The Senior Art Exhibition runs from April 9-May 9, 2015.