A local college student is showcasing her talent at the new Snyder Museum Art Exhibit this month. The show is a grouping of works by the University of Louisiana at Monroe art students.
Chesney Musgrove, a Bastrop High School graduate, was given a chance to enter the exhibit when her professor, Enoch Doyle Jeter, had all of his students work on art pieces for the show. Musgrove's piece was one of 17 chosen from the class to be shown in the exhibit.
The show highlights printmaking and silk screen artwork which requires a unique process to create. Musgrove shared a little bit about how her class created their pieces.
“We used silk screen specific ink to paint a design on a screen and then let it dry,” Musgrove said. “Then we took a transparent base medium and laid it over to transfer the image to the paper.”
The result is uniquely beautiful pieces of art. Each piece of artwork has its own character and feeling to it that provides a sense of diversity to the exhibit. Each person uses their own technique.
“I really had fun with this class. I'm a painting major so I took a more painterly approach with my print,” Musgrove said.
Musgrove is currently a senior at the ULM. She has received both the Beverly G. Marvin Award and the Outstanding Accomplishment Award from the Dean and Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences. She is also a member of Kappa Pi International Honorary Arts Fraternity. This is Musgrove's first print making show and her fifth show overall. Her work has also been displayed in the 15th and 16th annual ULM juried student art exhibit and in the upstairs gallery on Art Alley in Monroe.
Musgrove is very appreciative of the opportunity to be in this exhibit. “It was thanks to the help of Sara Beth Howard that this show was made possible,” Musgrove said.
The artwork is currently on exhibit in the Snyder Museum through May 31. Museum hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.