2020 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Beyond the Gallery

May 18, 2020 – June 12, 2020

In the midst of an international pandemic, institutions around the world have had to shutter their doors in compliance with Shelter-in-Place orders and physical distancing measures. Galleries of these institutions have alongside closed and moved programming to online platforms in the hopes of keeping community interest while still fulfilling to their schedules and artists, students they were planned to work with. The Jackson Dinsdale Art Center Galleries has also made this move, transitioning solely to Fizz until further notice in order to promote the planned programming that was scheduled to take place.

The closing programming of the JDAC Galleries each year is a showcase culmination senior thesis exhibition, a capstone show presented by graduating senior art majors. As part of their theses, seniors hang their individual shows in a group exhibition taking over the galleries. Since the onset of COVID-19 forcing Hastings College into a campus closure, seniors have transitioned their studio practices to homes and their shows online in order complete their thesis work.

"Beyond the Gallery" is the record of these seniors' work, an online supplement to what would have been their final show housed within the physical JDAC Galleries.


Holden Banks

Dakota Bodyston

Lauren Feden

Delaney Feezell

Dacia Hartman

Melissa Loney

Morgan Stromer

Autumn Teff