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Juried '09 Fine Arts Student Exhibition

Alisha Fortin '09, Science vs. CompassionEach year Fine Arts students submit a variety of works in a diverse range of media and techniques, reflecting the talent of Saint Anselm College's student body. Selections are made by distinguished jurors, and awards are presented the night of the opening reception to acknowledge students' achievements.

For the 2008-2009 exhibit, the Chapel Art Center hosted jurors Daniel Ranalli founding director of the Boston University graduate program in arts administration, and artist Carol Odell, of Odell Studio Galleries in Chatham, Mass.

The exhibit was accompanied by student art performances, and featured exceptional student work among which 8 awards were distributed.

The Premiere Award was given to Alisha Fortin '09 for her painting Science vs. Compassion. Fortin, a nursing major, wanted to incorporate some aspect of nursing into her artwork, creating the image of doctors in a patient's room to show the contrast between science and compassion.

"In the painting, I wanted to show the contrast between the cool, distanced doctors who were focused on curing the medical aspect of the patient versus what we are taught in nursing to be such an important aspect of patient healing."

The following students were also recognized for their artistic talent: Alice Palazzolo '10, the Cappella Award for her drawing, Summer Breezes; Alicia Erickson '09, the Drawn from Life Award for her watercolor, Bottles; Nicole Spezzaferri '11, the Juror's Award for her digital print Angel in Mourning; John Oberlander '11, the E.W. Poore Award for his mixed media, Dark Still Life; Will Suglia '11, the King Award for his self portrait; Jennifer Ryan Jarosz '11 and Christie Telge '09 received honorable mention for their works, Bald Man and Dirty Dishes respectfully.

Image credit:
Alisha Fortin '09
Science vs. Compassion
oil on canvas
Juried '09 Premiere Award