The Rise

The Rise Senior Show March 2018

March 14 through March 22, 2018

The Rise: Senior Show Exhibit

Reception: Saturday March 17, 2017, 1:30-3:30pm

 The A.D. Gallery is pleased to present the first wave of seniors presenting their thesis show. The exhibit includes six seniors. The exhibit’s theme revolves around the modern day stigmatizations and struggles amongst young individuals such as mental and physical disabilities and the search for one’s identity.

Amongst this group of seniors, there is a variety of technical abilities and process that they go through. Emily Nick uses a mix of 2-D and 3-D materials to create her pieces, focusing on the use of ceramic clay and acrylic paints. Ashley Nordquist focuses on traditionally 2-D media that involves a specific multi-layer process and acrylic paintings. Angel Crespo creates unique sculptural pieces through sculpting a variety of material including authentic animal skulls. Jaekwon Parker combines the use of real people in his everyday life with original characters that he’s created and combines them with high contrast in colors. Bonaventure Ogbaugo uses digital and traditional media to connect back to his theme of self identity. Aaron Baldwin uses digital painting to create his original characters.

For further information on the gallery, the exhibition, or the artist, please contact A.D. Gallery Director, Joseph Begnaud, at (910) 521-6405 or email

This exhibition is free and open to the public. The A.D. Gallery is supported through University of North Carolina at Pembroke student activity fees.

UNC Pembroke is committed to having an accessible campus for individuals with disabilities.  To request information regarding accessibility or for an  accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) please contact A.D. Gallery Director, Joseph Begnaud, at (910) 521-6405 or email  at least 5 business days prior to the event. A good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations for requests made less than 5 business days in advance.