Wednesday, March 26, 2014

TAKE A DEEP BREATH (Jeanette's Ode to Senior Thesis)

This week the Senior Art Department Class of 2014 is installing their work in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery. Be nice to them - they are stressed.

In case you don't know, their exhibition opens this Friday, March 28th from 5-7pm. There will be refreshments and snacks as well as some great art and art historian lectures. All are welcome and all should come.

BUT my advice to them over the course of installing has been this: Take a deep breath. Everything will be fine.

As they put the finishing touches on their exhibition pieces, check all of their commas in their written work, and level their wall text these Seniors have a lot to reflect on. This is not only their concluding work but also their culminating work as well at Georgetown College. They set the standard for the next year's Seniors (no pressure) and also give a base to jump off from.

Even though I have only known them a short time; I am proud of their accomplishments, I will be sad to see them go, but most importantly I am honored to have had a part in teaching them some of what they know. Though school isn't over yet and neither is this week (it feels like it has been the LONGEST WEEK EVER) this is still a very big step for these nine Seniors.

So as my advice through installing will also be my advice for the rest of your life: Take a deep breath. When you don't know what to do: Take a deep breath (maybe call your mom next). When you have run out of money and your student loans are due: Take a deep breath (then call the 1-800 number for help). When you except your first 'real' job: Take a deep breath (then celebrate). When you get married, have a baby or adopt a dog/cat: Take a deep breath. The list goes on.

Much luck Seniors. You will be great. Take a deep breath. And remember, if you need to spend your tiger dollars I really love coffee and muffins.

Happily and a little stressed myself,

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