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“In the Beginning”: Annual Foundations Exhibition in Zoller Gallery

SoVA Foundations students prepare collaborative drawing wall as part of Foundations Exhibition

The Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) annual Foundations Area exhibition, In the Beginning…, is on display through December 12, 2014, in the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery. The exhibition includes drawing, sculpture, installation, and stop-motion animation.

In the Beginning… reveals a range of work from Art 110s and Art 111 that students completed during the fall 2014 semester. On Monday, Dec. 8, as part of the exhibition, students created a collaborative wall drawing in the gallery. The energy and effort that students put into SoVA’s Foundations program is evident throughout the exhibition, which provides a window into the first-year student experience.

The Foundations Area includes two primary courses, Ideas as Images (Art 110s) and Ideas as Objects (Art 111). All incoming students in the School of Visual Arts take both courses, which serve to form a basis of visual knowledge in both 2 and 3 dimensions, introducing students to fundamental methods of making and thinking in an environment of exploration and growth. Observation, exploration, translation, and problem-solving are the focus of varied assignments in multiple materials.

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Photo Caption: Students from SoVA's Fall 2014 Foundations classes create work on the collaborative wall drawing, which is a feature of the exhibition.