Circling Round Featured Artist: Sidney Edwards

Sidney Edwards has been selected as a featured artist in the Miami University Art Museum 2020 Student Response Exhibition! Edwards is a senior arts management and studio art major from Cincinnati. She came to Miami because, “I fell in love with the beauty of the campus the first time I toured junior year,” said Edwards. While at Miami, she is involved in the Department of Magical Appreciation (DMA) and Spectrum. She really enjoys viewing narrative painting so she can make up her own stories.

Edward’s featured artwork, See You Soon, was inspired by “a conversation I had with a good friend with mine where I got really deep into how people interact. I struggled with the language to convey the thoughts and images I was trying to communicate so I simplified it and turned it into art,” said Edwards.    

This year’s SRE topic was Circling ‘Round, where students thought about what a circle meant to them and how they might interpret it in art. Nearly 100 submissions were received. 32 works by 58 students were chosen to be featured in the Spring 2020 exhibition. As a juried exhibition, all works were selected through a formal process by a committee.

The exhibition will open Tuesday, January 28 and will remain through alumni weekend, closing on June 13. Voting will be open until April 11, 2020. There will be an artist celebration and award ceremony held on April 14, 2020, from 6 to 8 PM where three works will be awarded prizes totaling over $800. The awards are sponsored by the Art Museum Membership Association.

Come see Sidey Edwards’s artwork along with the rest of the student response exhibition, Circling ‘Round, at the Miami University Art Museum!

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