Department of Art

Kelly Cline, Mary Elizabeth DeWitt, Jacob Morris Senior Thesis Exhibitions

Xavier University and the Department of Art are pleased to present art exhibitions by three Senior thesis students: Kelly Cline, Mixed media; Mary Elizabeth DeWitt, Graphic Design & Printmaking; and

Jacob Morris, Graphic Design & Sculpture. The exhibitions will be open April 26-May 18, 2019, with the artists’ reception on Friday, April 26, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Pursuing a career in the therapeutic arts, Kelly Cline’s work is centered around universal human experiences. Here Our Mindset Exists, a collection of illustrative mixed media works featuring different types of domestic exteriors, calls its viewers to reflect on the meaning of home beyond the physical nature. As Kelly explains, “Although we cannot control our place of origin, we hold the ability to change our ultimate home: our mindset.” 

Mary Elizabeth DeWitt presents January 11, 2000, a body of work that explores the concepts of the various stages in life and how death at a young age affects the outcome of that progression. More specifically, this work follows the narrative of a little girl’s journey of life from birth, childhood, diagnosis and death. The movement from birth to death develops the idea that past events play a role in our developing future, specifically how lessons learned prematurely affect our innocence and growth into adulthood.  

Jacob Morris presents Morris Speed Shop. According to Morris “This show is more than just art, it’s the lifestyle that has been instilled in me since the day I was born. My family started it, and my friends have carried it on. For me personally, car cultures are all about the learning experience - how things are built, why they are built that way, and the process that goes into the outcome. Different cultures are all unique, and I have grown fond of each for different reasons. Art and cars are of the same beast. When it's all said and done and the tools are dropped, stepping back and looking at the ‘the final product’ is what it's all about.” 

Please join us for a reception on Friday, April 26, 6:00-8:00 pm. Enjoy the art and free light refreshments.