The baccalaureate exhibit “Rhythm of Life” by Jessica Wachter, will be on display at the Memorial Union Gallery from Dec. 9 to Jan. 4. Wachter, a Bismarck, N.D., native is a senior at NDSU majoring in visual arts with a minor in interior design. Her baccalaureate exhibit is part of fulfilling of her bachelor’s degree.
The exhibit will include 57 pieces of Wachter’s work in oil painting and printmaking. The pieces vary in size with the smallest at 22 inches by 30 inches to the largest at 8 feet by 4 feet.
“My artwork is illuminating and with it I express a passion for life, affirming a spiritual truth I find in nature and in life itself. I reflect upon past experiences and draw inspiration from those feelings,” Wachter said.
“Rhythm of Life” takes inspiration from the overall process that she uses to create her art. “Trusting in a higher power is paramount in the conceptual process that goes beyond feelings, thoughts and experiences,” she said. “In every painting or screenprint, I reveal my life and the lives around me. Much like in music, I paint or use movement to a personal rhythm, conveying the ‘rhythm of life.’ ”
An opening reception is scheduled at the Memorial Union Gallery on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. An artist's talk will begin at 1:30 p.m.