Spring term’s end is around the corner and Drexel is presenting the Westphal College Senior Shows. This is an exciting time of year and the senior shows are a great way to celebrate the work accomplished by the end the term.
The Film and Video majors gathered Saturday, May 21 in Bossone’s Mitchell Auditorium to enjoy 30 separate film features, directed and produced by the senior class. A number of projects boasted the use of one of Hollywood’s most sought-after cameras, the Red One, used in blockbusters such as “District 9” and “The Hobbit.”
On June 3, the interior design show will be held in the Bossone Research Center’s 3rd floor Atrium at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served as the interior design students are able to commemorate and display their talented work for faculty, students and peers to enjoy. Some of the designs that will be shown include thesis projects, furniture designs and a model of Dranoff’s apartment building, among many other creations. Saturday, June 4 kicks off another event, which brings the fashion design students to the Urban Outfitters Corporate Headquarters at 4 p.m. (tickets are $25) and 8 p.m. (tickets are $50). This show will exhibit clothing that had been constructed and made by the design students after seven months of research into different cultures, such as Indian, Moroccan and Japanese. The artwork, as well as artists that have influenced each design, will be strutted down the runway. After the 8 p.m. fashion show, everyone will commence at a reception.
The digital media program will present their show from 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 5. The teams will reveal the projects they have been working on and the event will be followed by a reception. Taking place in Bossone’s Mitchell Auditorium, the students will show demos of their technological advances such as video games, 3D simulation, net design and digital productions.
The next show that takes place starts with a reception open to all for the Senior Photography Show June 3, as well as from June 6-9, where the students’ photography will be unveiled at Skybox 2424 Studios in Fishtown. Seventeen photographers will gain recognition for their masterful photography skills, featuring a wide range of modern and older looking photographs.
The Gallery at 3401 Filbert will hold a show for graphic designers Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m. The graphic designer majors have an array of projects, such as web design, construction of publications, the award-winning “Paper Cloud” and other countless impressive models to showcase.
From the performing arts department, numerous ensembles and music groups will be performing their class repertoire, which started May 22 with the Mediterranean ensemble. On May 27, at 4 p.m., the keyboard ensemble class will host a show in the Mandell lobby. The Jazz Ensemble will stage their music in Bossone’s Mitchell Auditorium at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2. The Drexel String Orchestra and All College Choir will share the stage of the Main Auditorium in the Main Building June 3 at 7:30 p.m. The String Orchestra’s theme, “Spring Mix,” will include works by masters such as Mozart, Debussy, Puccini and Brahms.
Also on June 3 on another side of campus, students and faculty can look forward to the Fusion Band, Rock Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble’s performances in the Spring Music Festival, taking place in the Quad at 4 p.m. These performances are set to feature hypnotizing songs and music that will also be benefiting To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit organization to help people who battle with depression, suicide, addiction and other self-harming causes. On Saturday, June 4, the Stein Auditorium will entertain guests with the Gospel Choir’s “Night of Ministries,” and on Sunday, June 5, the University Chorus and Chamber Singers will sing in the Main Auditorium in the Main Building, performing the Great Court Concert at 3 p.m.
In addition, the dance program’s concerts will occur June 2-5, introducing the Dance Ensemble, FreshDance and Youth Performance Exchange. The title of the Dance Ensemble’s show is “Bridges Over the Walls” and the performance will be at 8 p.m., from June 2 to June 4. “Forward Motion,” by FreshDance (the freshman-only dancers at Drexel), will make their appearance June 4 at 3 p.m. and June 5 at 1 p.m. in the Mandell Theater. Tickets will be sold to students with an ID for $5 or $8 for the general public.
At 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, students from local areas will come to the Mandell Theater to support their fellow students in the Youth Performance Exchange.
The Architecture Annual Exhibit of Student Work will be held in the fall.
Congratulations to the graduating seniors and the impressive shows at which they will be displaying many months of hard work. Be sure to come join in on the fun and support the seniors by saying farewell and attending the many exhibits and performances!