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Senior show exhibit on display at A.D. Gallery

Senior art exhibit
Sculpture created by senior Angel Crespo

“The Rise: Senior Show Exhibit,” featuring artwork by six UNP seniors is currently on display at the A.D. Gallery at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

The senior thesis show will be display through March 22. A reception will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The A.D. Gallery is located inside Locklear Hall.

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 artists, please contact A.D. Gallery Director, Joseph Begnaud, at 910.521.6405 or email