Seniors Schwartz  Price2For the most part, Holli Schwartz and Kimsey Price have toiled away in anonymity. But that’s about to change.

The two Limestone College students will soon have their work featured during the “Form And Function” Senior Art Exhibit scheduled for Nov. 7-Dec. 14 at Granberry Hall Gallery on campus.

Both Schwartz, from Lenoir, NC, and Price, from Gaffney, SC, are anxious and excited about their art projects being showcased for everyone to see.

“We work so hard, and no one really knows all that goes into it until we put it on display,” said 22-year-old Schwartz. “As an Art major, you know that senior exhibit is coming, but it hit me like a ton of bricks this year that it was actually happening. I’m looking forward to it so much.”

Price, also 22, agreed. “More than anything, I really enjoy seeing people’s reactions to the art,” she noted. “I even enjoy the criticism that can come along with that. It’s all part of being an artist.”

Schwartz will display functional ceramics including plates, cups, saucers, bowls, platters, and more.

“My goal was to fuse the idea of form and function with my ceramics,” said Schwartz, a Limestone soccer player who is hoping for a career as an art consultant. “Working on this senior art exhibit has been so enjoyable. The goal has been to create pristine work in a short amount of time, and that can be stressful, too.”

Price’s exhibit will also feature ceramics, plus a graphics pieced entitled “What People Say.” A Type I Juvenile Diabetic since the age of four, Price has lived with an insulin pump for the past 17 years. Her graphics display is commentary on how people view diabetics.

“I’ve heard just about everything you can imagine when it comes to being a diabetic,” explained Price, who is considering graduate studies and a career in art education. “Instead of letting those things bother me, I have tried to capture it in a humorous way with this piece.”

Also, Price will display her graphics that were recently selected for advertising use by retail chain Urban Outfitters.

Both Schwartz and Price said they wanted to thank their Art professors, Carolyn Ford, Chris Neyen, and Dr. Youmi Efurd, for their guidance and support.

The Senior Art Exhibit will begin with a reception at the Granberry Gallery for Schwartz and Price on Nov. 7, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. During the first portion of the reception, the two will be available to answer questions about their pieces. The exhibit will be on display through the fall commencement exercises.

Granberry Gallery is located on the second floor of Granberry Hall. The Senior Art Exhibit is free and open to the public.

Limestone College is a four-year, liberal arts institution that was established in 1845.  Limestone offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of social work, associate of arts, associate of science, and master of business administration degrees through traditional and non-traditional educational opportunities.

Photo: Schwartz, left; Price, right.