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Senior Thesis Exhibitions: Alex Cunningham, Jennifer Christakos, Bri Landwersiek - opening reception

Throughout April, the Yards will be showcasing the work of three senior studio arts majors graduating from the University of Rochester in May. Each senior has the liberty to base her show on the topics and mediums of her choosing. This show represents the hard work and dedication put forth by each of these artists as their academic career comes to a close and they confront the reality of what it means to be a professional artist in today’s society.


Jennifer Christakos - States of Being

Alex Cunningham - Breaking Down, Growing Up

The Yards @ the Rochester Public Market

50-52 Public Market Way

Rochester, NY 14609

Exhibition Duration: 4/6-4/28

Normal Gallery Hours: Saturday 10am-2pm

Opening Reception: Friday 4/6 6-9pm (First Friday)

Closing Reception: Friday 4/20 6-9pm

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.

Bri Landwersiek - toxins

Bri’s obsession with invasive thoughts and substances is made hauntingly apparent through the use of visual and audio materials that portray toxicity in all its forms.

Bri Landwersiek is a senior Studio Art and Public Health double major at the University of Rochester. Originally from outside of Syracuse, Bri is looking forward to relocating to Boston post graduation and exploring life outside of Upstate New York.

Jennifer Christakos - States of Being

Through the marriage of string and painting, Jenny explores a comprehensive, self-caring, integrated approach to mental illness as it impacts her own life as well as those around her.

Jennifer Christakos is a senior Studio Art and Psychology double major originally from Rockville, Maryland. She is inspired by the artistic community of Rochester and is grateful for the opportunity to grow as an artist within this community. After graduation, she will be pursuing a Masters in Art Therapy from George Washington University.

Alex Cunningham - Breaking Down, Growing Up

Alex is analyzing how she handles the inevitability of change while being drawn to the comfortable and familiar. As change in inevitable, so is the growth achieved over time despite attachment.

Alex Cunningham is graduating this spring with a double major in Business and Studio Art. Growing up just outside of Rochester, Alex enjoyed all of the celebrations of arts and culture the city offered. She is excited to be able share her artwork with the community through her senior show.

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