Due to the dramatic impact of COVID-19 and UNW classes and events no longer taking place on campus, the Department of Art & Design in conjunction with this year’s Animation & Illustration seniors decided to move the 2020 Animation & Illustration Showcase online. This year’s seniors put a tremendous amount of effort and energy into their pieces and we wish to continue to support, encourage, and celebrate their work, especially at a time like now.
The online exhibition features the group's animated showreel as well as highlights from each student’s portfolio, found in the individual profile pages above. This year’s featured artists include Paige Burgett, Maddie Dewing, Austen Huft, Alana Jenkins, Tyler Kinney, Anna Klus, Rebekah Kroeplin, and Sara Staudt.
See all of the artists' work put together into one showreel!
While we are currently living through a time of great uncertainty, I would like to finish with words from Jeremiah, shared here both as an encouragement for our students and others who visit this page: "I will attend to you and confirm My promise to restore you to this place. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the LORD, and I will restore you from captivity and gather you from all the nations and places to which I have banished you, declares the LORD." (Jeremiah 29:10-14)
Thank you for celebrating the work of our Animation & Illustration seniors by visiting this online exhibition.
- Iyare Oronsaye (MFA), Assistant Professor of Art & Design