Published: May 2009
After a semester of learning basic graphic techniques and studying a range of styles, from the classicism of the Italian Renaissance to 20th-century German expressionism, students in introductory painting and drawing courses are asked to produce self-portraits. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Alston Conley narrates a slide show of self-portraits taken from a longer show that aired at the 11th annual Boston College Arts Festival, April 23–25. The works were created during the last four years by undergraduates in Conley’s Painting I class and Adjunct Professor Khalid Kodi’s Drawing I. The musical accompaniment is from a 1968 recording of “Where Am I,” performed by Boston College’s Eagles of Sound Dance Band, with guest saxophonist Richie Cole.