MACON – Mercer University will present an exhibition of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Fine Art and Design seniors’ most recent works, titled Summer Salon, in the Plunkett Gallery of the Hardman Hall Fine Arts building, opening Friday, Sept. 17, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. 

Summer Salon is meant to be a casual showing of the current senior class’ artistic and creative pursuits outside of class requirements from over the summer and the beginning of the fall term. The work represented within it is as diverse as the student artists themselves – the pieces vary in media, styles and themes, but are held together by a collective drive to create. 

The artists featured are Ali Dupree, Amanda Herrold, Ellie Miller, Faith Reagin, Kennedy Fravel, Landon Miller, McKenna Johnson, Olivia Cleveland, Sam Nelson and Savannah Duringer.

Summer Salon is working as a preliminary show to the annual Mercer graduation exhibition, which will be held this spring at the McEachern Art Center. Each senior in the Art Department shows off works created throughout their undergraduate years to develop their own position within the art world, as well as their personal style. The graduation exhibition will be showcased on BEAR Day 2022.

Please visit the Plunkett Gallery during regular gallery hours, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Masks are required while inside the gallery.

Julia Rubens is the director of arts marketing at Mercer University, where she seeks to promote The Grand Opera House, McEachern Art Center, Tattnall Square Center for the Arts, Townsend School of Music and the McDuffie Center for Strings.