By Ryan Daugherty
Each year, Baylor hosts the Senior Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition where graduating seniors can display their work.
The event began Tuesday with a reception and will run through Sunday at the Martin Museum of Art in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center in galleries 1 and 2.
The event is free and is open to the public.
The exhibition is for graduating BFA majors that have an emphasis on graphic design, photography and painting.
The students who will be displaying their work throughout the week are: senior Sarah Craig; senior Victoria Leos; Chandler, Ariz., senior Landis Ware; Brownsville senior Kendra Naranjo; Elgin senior Katy Powell; San Antonio senior Freddy Rosas; Highlands Ranch, Colo., senior Anna Lee Webster and Dallas senior Adrian Garza.
Garza is a graphic design major and will be displaying several of pieces of his work, such as logos, posters, package designs and other items including brochures and informational work.
He said all the seniors in this event have put in a lot of hard work this year in each of their portfolios for the exhibition.
“Putting together a portfolio requires a lot of time and dedication,” he said. “The creation of a portfolio book requires taking a hard look at past projects and re-working them to bring them up to your current level of expertise.”
Garza said his displays are various pieces that are all different in their intended applications.
“I would say that the work overall has an emphasis on visually conveying the client’s intended message,” he said. “Some of the work could have a clean and minimal approach while another could feature more illustration and color.”
Rosas is a BFA major with a concentration in graphic design. He is displaying a portfolio consisting of 10 of his works, which are mostly logos and identity designs incorporated into stationery sets.
He said his hard work has helped him get to this point of his career.
“I like to think I’ve maintained a healthy balance between work and leisure for the past four years,” he said.
After he graduates, Rosas will be moving to the United Kingdom to become a freelance writer.
As for Garza, he plans to move back to Dallas to temporarily work for a photography company that he has been employed by for the past two years.
He said he has an idea of what he wants to work with and where he wants to do it after his current job.
“After that job, I hope to find a graphic design job that deals with interface or poster design where I can also incorporate my photography skills,” he said. “Ideally, I would like to find a job somewhere in California, New York City or Boston, Massachusetts.”
Each senior has his or her own specific concentration, but they can do more than just that. Garza said while he has worked hard on his own skill he has had the opportunity to work on other skills.
“We graduate from the program with a well-rounded skillset,” he said. “I am a graphic design major but I have a major passion for photography and I have had the chance to develop that through the BFA program as well.”