Presbyterian College student Erin Connolly presented her artwork in an exhibit in Harper to many eager students and faculty at the beginning of March. A senior art major who also minors in art history, Connolly let her creativity shine in her showcase.
Connolly admits feeling a bit anxious before the show opened. The pressure of being the only senior art major was daunting to say the least. “I knew I had a large space to fill and make amazing.” Of course now she knows that there was never any need to worry. There was a great turnout for both the senior and underclassmen art show as Blue Hose members from far and wide came to witness the effort of their talented peers.
While the decision was a tough one, when the inevitable question of which piece was her favorite was asked she replied, “I truly love all of them, but if I had to choose it would be the piece titled “Caged.” It is the one that was on my invitation card for the show.”At the heart of each piece was the theme which, according to the artist, was “seeing through a barrier to something on the other side.”
Born and raised in Union, just a half hour from PC, Connolly seemed destined to make PC her home away from home. She attended a youth summer camp some years before enrolling, but had let the school drop from her mind until one summer when she and her family stopped by for a visit. After taking a tour of the campus, “I instantly fell back in love and knew that was where I wanted to call home for the next four years.”
Since joining the PC family Connelly has kept herself busy being involved in the Panhellenic Council for three years and being a sister of Tri Sigma herself. She also held a position on the board of “Up ‘Til Dawn.”
After graduating from PC, Connelly is considering returning to school to study art education. Along with making her own art, Connelly dreams of teaching art to children. She explained, “I would love to share my love and passion for art by helping children be creative and expressing themselves through art.”