Zeta Omicron, Kappa Pi Student Exhibit
Kresge Gallery, Insalaco Center for Studio Arts, First Floor
October 30, 2017-November 11, 2017
Every Fall Semester Zeta Omicron, Marywood’s chapter of the Kappa Pi’s International Art Honor Society, gathers their best artwork to display in the Kresge Gallery, located in the lobby of the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts. This weekend a few members came together to hang the show.
In a span of about two hours the whole show came together. If you’re looking to hang your own show make sure that you get some extra hands and just a few materials.
- Hammer and nails
- Thumb tacks
- Ladder or step stool
- Measuring Tape
And most importantly…
To create an interesting show make sure that you pick art of many mediums, including three-dimensional and two-dimensional. It is nice to be able to walk around three-dimensional pieces throughout the gallery while looking at the pieces hanging on the walls. When planning the layout of your show be flexible, things may change and move overtime as the show evolves and comes together. It is important to hang piece up near other pieces that compliment each other and do not dominate the space, so look for like mediums and colors. In our show we have multiple pieces that have maroon shades in them and we hung them next to each other because we felt that they complimented one another.
Since pieces may move places during the hanging of the show it is imperative to lay them out and visualize the walls concept before you start hanging. We also played with placement of the three-dimensional pieces to make sure that they went well with the hanging pieces in the surrounding areas. Once your show is laid out and set to be hung, it is time to measure! The first step in measuring out a show is to find the midpoint on the wall’s height- which we measured to 6 ft. You want your art to hang around eye level, anywhere around 60-64 inches works as a minimum, but our gallery has a vaulted ceiling so we hung the pieces a little higher to fit the space.
Once you find the midpoint is is time to hang the pieces! This is where your artist’s eye and measuring comes in handy. When hanging the pieces you need to find the middle of the artwork and the middle of the wall, but when hanging a canvas if there is not wire do not forget to account for the wooden frame when putting nails in!
A very important skill for an art education major, as well as every type of art major, is to learn how to curate and hang your own show. If you ever get the chance to do it, take advantage of it because you will not regret it.
It’s a great show! If you did not get the chance to come to Monday’s Opening, feel free to stop by and view the show until November 11th. For more information on Kappa Pi and other art related clubs visit our Clubs & Organizations page. Marywood’s chapter of Kappa Pi, Zeta Omicron, has a Facebook page you can check out too.
Stay tuned for an update on Monday’s Opening from fellow blogger, Jordan Slater.
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