BOSS exhibit features outstanding student artwork
The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery has announced the opening of this year’s BOSS: Best of Salve Students show, an annual survey of outstanding student artwork drawn from the full spectrum of visual art courses taught on campus.
This juried exhibition showcases creative achievement at all studio levels, from introductory to advanced, in a wide variety of media. This year’s show features artwork from both art majors and non-art majors in the areas of photography, painting, drawing, illustration, ceramics, graphic design and interactive media.
The juror for BOSS 2019 is the Rhode Island-based interdisciplinary artist and papermaker May Babcock. Later this year, during the two weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the gallery will host a residency program featuring Babcock. At that time, she will relocate her studio practice from Providence to the gallery and gather sketches, materials and environmental information from local Newport sites to create new works of paper and develop installations.
BOSS will be on display in the gallery Sept. 12-Oct. 2. An awards ceremony and reception for the student artists participating in this year’s BOSS show will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Students, faculty and the general public are all welcome. The Department of Art and Art History will also hold a new student orientation during the evening’s events.
The gallery is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy avenues. Its exhibits are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is closed on Mondays.