Over 100 works of art created by students at Missouri S&T will be on display April 30-May 4, in the Havener Center as part of the 14th annual Student Art Show.
A reception to honor students and their work will be held 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the atrium of the Havener Center on the S&T campus. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
Attendees will be invited to cast their vote for “Best of Show” and respond in writing to works pertaining to social commentary. Paintings, drawings, multimedia and sculpture pieces will be on display, representing several art courses offered on campus.
The Renaissance Student Award will also be presented during the reception. The award, which includes a $1,000 prize, will be presented by S&T’s arts, languages, and philosophy department. Arts, languages, and philosophy department awards will also be given out to students who have shown achievement in their coursework.
The award is named after the term “Renaissance person,” which was originally coined to describe the great philosophers of the Renaissance and Enlightenment eras who were experts in numerous areas that varied drastically in terms of fields. The most common example of a Renaissance person is Leonardo da Vinci, who was a painter, sculptor, musician, mathematician, inventor and writer.
“Part of the mission of this award is to celebrate the achievements of students who not only excel in their fields, but who have developed themselves in many creative and inventive ways while here at S&T,” says Lucille Myers, assistant teaching professor in arts, languages, and philosophy at Missouri S&T.
The reception is sponsored by the Campus Arts Committee, the arts, languages, and philosophy department, and the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business.