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Seniors' Works on Display in Adams Gallery


Works by CU senior Garrett Foster reflect his interest in film noir images.

Two graduating seniors' works are currently on display in the Adams Gallery of Cumberland University's June & Bill Heydel Fine Arts Center as part of the University's annual Senior Exhibit.

Garrett Foster, a native of Gallatin, Tenn., displays both two- and three-dimensional work, including photographs, paintings, reliefs, stencils and sculptures. Many of his two-dimensional works reflect his interest in film noir images as well as the styles and narrative forms of comic books and graphic novels. The works typically display Foster's sly sense of humor.

Foster will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Art. While at CU, Foster has served as president of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and played trumpet as a member of the Band of the Phoenix and the CU Jazz Band. He is currently employed as a graphic artist at Southeast Impressions, where he creates art for screen printing and other print advertising. He is recently married to the former Nichole Blassingame, who is also a Cumberland student, and the couple makes their home in Lebanon.

Hartsville, Tenn. native Kim Woodard will earn a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Art and Teaching Licensure in Art Education (K-12). She engaged in the pre-service, supervised teaching semester this spring at both Trousdale County and Lebanon high schools. She is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society for Education. Her sculpture, figure drawings and colorful paintings are on display as part of the Senior Art Exhibit.

The Senior Exhibit is the capstone experience of the art program at Cumberland University. Students are required to visit local galleries, explore exhibition forms and then install their own exhibit that visually expresses the purpose laid out in a written artist's statement. They also produce a professional portfolio and resume.

The works of Foster and Woodard will be on display through commencement weekend at CU. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and immediately following the University's commencement exercises, which are scheduled for Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m.