Cumberland University



Xia Gladney and Victoria Kent Senior Exhibits


DATES: April 19 -April 23, 2012

HOURS: 9:00-5:00pm, Monday-Friday 

Upcoming graduates of Cumberland University, Xia Gladney and Victoria Kent, will each be presenting their most recent collections in the Adams Gallery of the June and Bill Heydel Fine Arts Center. This show is a partial fulfillment of the B.F.A. and the B.A. in Entertainment Design. Visitors will be welcome to come see their work from April 19 to April 23 between the hours of 9:00-5:00pm.

Xia Gladney's Senior Exhibit focuses on a collection of art pieces that has a variety style of Art Nouveau. Her artwork includes reworking digital and non-digital drawing and paintings. Taking inspiration from the unruly aspects of the natural world, Art Nouveau influence her to apply it to graphic works and illustration. Throughout Gladney's education at Cumberland University, she has grown fond of using vibrant colors and distorting imagery. "Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known." - Chuck Palahniuk.

Victoria Kent's Senior Exhibit, "I Used to See Myself as Helvetica, but Now I See Myself" is an eclectic body of artwork ranging from photography, graphic design, mixed media, and a stop-motion short film. During Kent's education at Cumberland University, she has come to the realization that her work does not have to be perfect and precise to be good, but the "imperfections" of her style can be worthy of a closer look as well. 

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