CAZENOVIA, NY (05/09/2013)(readMedia)-- The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall will host the annual Division of Art and Design Senior Award Candidates' Exhibition from May 6 - May 18. Five Art and Design Program students, selected by a jury of Art and Design faculty members, have been nominated to receive the prestigious Art and Design Division Program Award. Work by these students will be on display through commencement week, when the award winners will be announced.
Amanda Jones, originally from Granville, N.Y., is a candidate for a Bachelor of Arts degree in interior design, to be awarded at Cazenovia College on May 18, 2013. She is interested in pursuing a career in the commercial design industry. She has interests in several design specialties, as well as building and repurposing furniture; architecture; watercolor painting and scrapbooking.
Her capstone project, titled Re:school, is an exhibition space designed from her capstone research thesis paper. She believes that interior designers should design for the repurposing of abandoned warehouses and factories into productive schooling structures in New York City to help alleviate problems of overcrowding in public schools and to utilize the large quantities of abandoned buildings.
Jones writes, "As an interior designer the focus of a design is based on function, safety and aesthetics. With a focus on function and detailed design, interior design should be a reflection of the client's style and chosen aesthetic creating a personalized design. Through the use of elements such as detail, symmetry and color, as well as various other aspects, a timeless design is created. My personal design style is inspired by a reflection of elements of nature. Through the application of natural woods, an earthy color palette selection, and components of sustainability, nature is incorporated into the spaces to design a comfortable environment."
Earlier this year, Jones collaborated with classmate Courtney Wallach to design of a free-standing kiosk to display and market a brand of headphones. The design placed in the top 12 of the 2012-13 PAVE the Way 3D Design Challenge, and was displayed at GlobalShop, an international retailer's conference in Chicago.
Jones is a member of the Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society. She served as the Student Government Association's treasurer and was a member of the executive board of the Campus Activities Board. She was a certified peer educator; an orientation leader and advisor; a member of the Interior Design Club; and a New York Eleven Student Volunteer.
The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall, 6 Sullivan St., is on the corner of Sullivan and Seminary streets in Cazenovia. Hours during the academic year are: Monday through Thursday, 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; Friday, 1-4 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Summer hours vary. Shows and receptions are free and open to the public. The gallery is handicapped accessible.
For information contact Jen Pepper by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also on the Web at www.cazenovia.edu/art-gallery.
Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college near Syracuse, N.Y., offering a comprehensive liberal arts education in an exceptional community environment, with academic and co-curricular programs devoted to developing leaders in their professional fields. Cazenovia, named one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, is also a national College of Distinction. For more information, visit www.cazenovia.edu.
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