Rosenthal Gallery set for senior art exhibition

The College of Idaho is pleased to announce the opening of “Here or Somewhere Else,” an exhibition of work by graduating senior art majors at the Rosenthal Gallery of Art, located inside Blatchley Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. An opening reception will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25, and the work will be on display through May 17. For the first time this year, the show also will be part of the annual Student Research Conference, which takes place April 26.

The featured artists are C of I seniors Stephen Anderson, Lorraine Barreras, Brittanie Campos, Dale Hartwell, Sarah Hicks, JooEun Kim, Adam Morgan and Rahul Sharma.

“We all seem to be trying new things in our art,” Morgan said. “It has been great to see styles develop over the past couple of months. Having a group like this is helpful because we can bounce ideas off and encourage each other.”

The exhibition is the capstone project for C of I art majors. For many of the students, the show also marks their first experience assembling a thematically unified and professionally displayed body of work.

“The senior exhibition is exciting for me because I am acutely aware of how much students have put into it,” says C of I art professor Garth Claassen, who teaches the senior course and oversees the show. “What the visitors see are works that may or may not be appealing or interesting to them. What I see are works that have been arrived at over many months of experimentation and discussion with fellow students and faculty.”

In addition to the senior exhibition, a College of Idaho Student Art Auction will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts. A wide selection of student art will be available for purchase during the auction, with a portion of the proceeds going to the local YMCA P16 Child Care Program.  

The Rosenthal Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Visitors who wish to view the exhibition outside of gallery hours may make an appointment with Claassen via email at [email protected]. For more information about the gallery, please visit

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 12 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit