On Thursday, April 13, the Miami University Art Museum held a reception and awards ceremony for the student artists in the “Conflict & Resolution” exhibition. It was open to the public, students, faculty, family, and friends.
In this fourth annual juried Student Response Exhibition, Miami students present diverse commentaries on the topic of military conflict and resolution. Not restricted to World War I, students reflect on perceptions of what it means to be at war and the resulting search for peace. The Student Response Exhibition has been on display since January 24 and will end on May 13. The show exhibits work by Amanda Adams, Patti Ann Cossel, Hannah Edmonds, Joshua Gabbard, Emma Leising, Alisha Mason, Mackenzie Mettey, Rebekah Mohn, GM Akand Sabik, Billy Simms, Claudia Tommasi, and Caroline Ward.
The reception and awards ceremony held on April 13 invited friends, family and the public to celebrate the artists in the exhibition. The announcement of the top three favorite pieces voted by visitors of the art museum happened after the reception.
First place winner was Amanda Adams for her monotype print Cat Scan Soldier (2016). Emma Leising won second place for her woodblock print The Demolition of Adam (2016). The third place winner was Caroline Ward for her oil painting Paul (2016).