Fine Arts Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts

FORM Exhibits Are an Emotional Showcase

A work from Dana Kamieniecki's exhibit, "[ESC]"

by Madison Mento ’21

Fine arts majors Kiarra Williams and Dana Kamieniecki, both Class of 2019, will showcase their work in the FORM Gallery, April 8-12.

Williams’ collection of sculptures titled But what does it mean? is inspired by her journey through college. “Each piece symbolizes an emotion that I have felt throughout my journey in college and it shows the difficulties I had to overcome and my growth,” says Williams, who is concentrating in ceramics. 

A sculpture by Kiarra Williams featured in “But what does it mean?”

After graduation, Williams, a resident of Philadelphia, PA, plans to attend graduate school for creative arts therapy and working with children with disabilities. “I strongly believe that children pave the way for a better future and being able to be a person that helps them grow and give them the guidance is life-changing.”

Williams sees many possibilities for her future, but never plans to give up her art. “I want to have my own studio to continue to create work and possibly a business where I can teach others the art of clay.”

Williams is grateful for the opportunities she’s had at Hofstra and is ready to graduate this spring. “Hofstra has been an amazing experience and has given me the tools to be successful. From my freshman year to now, I’ve grown tremendously as a person and as an artist.”

Originally from Mission Viejo, CA, Dana Kamieniecki has a dual major in fine arts and psychology. She is inspired by both vivid colors and the human body, and this is reflected in her collection of art, titled [ESC]. She refers to her depictions of human forms in bright scenery “monsters.”

“I want to go into a creative art therapy graduate program so I can eventually help others,” she says about her plans after graduating in May, “I want to continue painting as well.”

The FORM Gallery is located on the first floor of Calkins Hall. For more information on this and other FORM exhibits, call the Department of Fine Arts, Design, and Art History at 516-463-5474.

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