NSU will host inaugural New Media Gallery Exhibition

New Media 02-2018

NSU Communications students and faculty will showcase their photography and graphic design skills in a New Media Gallery Exhibition March 19-31 in Gallery 2, New Fine Arts Building. The exhibition will also honor and feature work by the late Robert Crew, a beloved NSU graduate, university executive and noted photographer.

A first for the Department of New Media, this exhibition was inspired by the quality of student work produced for classes and student media. Instructor Emily Zering, who also earned her master’s in art at NSU, proposed the event and has coordinated with Leslie Gruesbeck, associate professor of art and gallery coordinator, and Dr. Ron McBride, who teaches photojournalism.

“In addition to providing students with a foundation for becoming photojournalists, it is important for them to prepare a portfolio that demonstrates their talent and understanding of a discipline that suggests a photo can become a stand-alone story. I have witnessed in their assignments how they grasp the objectives and demonstrate their interpretation of the elements of good photojournalism,” said McBride, former journalism department head and current adjunct faculty member. “I have been amazed at the quality of work, especially when you consider most have never used a DSLR camera. I’m delighted for them to have the opportunity to exhibit their work in the department’s Student Showcase.”

Besides showcasing student and faculty work, the exhibition is designed to increase student awareness about media industry career opportunities and the importance of visual communication skills.

“As a department within the College of Performing Arts, it’s important for our students and faculty to showcase their creative talent,” said Dr. Paula Furr, New Media Department head. “We are so honored that the Crew family has chosen our department to award an annual scholarship to a student from Louisiana majoring in digital media/journalism.”

The gallery exhibition is open to the campus and public. A reception March 22 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Hanchey Gallery is also open to the public. Those who plan to attend are encouraged to RSVP at www.nsulastudentshowcase.com.

The website has more information or contact Emily Zering at zeringe@nsula.edu.