UNB’s Renaissance College held an exhibit titled “Captured,” which featured student art, on Nov. 23.
The works were showcased at the New Brunswick Provincial Archives from 4:30 – 6 p.m. with a gala event where guests were free to examine the finely selected photographs. The works ranged from intimate shots to everyday scenes.
The “Images and Insights” class integrator, Peter Gross, taught the third-year students many skills over the semester and was excited to see how they would apply what they learned to the display.
Simal Qureshi, one of the students, shared some of Gross’ lessons.
“The class has learned many important things ranging from learning to utilize simple camera functions to intermediate-advanced editing tools,” he said. The class allowed students to apply their knowledge of certain techniques by creating and sharing their personalized pieces to the public.
“The exhibit was our opportunity to show the public the one creative piece that we have taken pride in the most,” Qureshi added.
The opening had a good turnout and welcomed many UNB students and staff, as well as local art admirers. Many of the works that were displayed featured simplistic scenes, but managed to capture them in ways that were defamiliarizing, causing guests to appreciate them in new ways.
The exhibit is open until Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Photos by Maria Araujo.