SU artist prepares for senior seminar with ‘Color Pop’


“Color Pop” is a bright collection of artwork created by Laura Weikel, a Shippensburg University senior, that is currently on display in the Brindle Art Gallery.

Weikel’s “Color Pop” exhibit consists of eight watercolor paintings that share a common technique and style rather than a consistent theme. 

The eight paintings are titled “Safari,” “Night Sky,” “Fiji,” “Dazed,” “Northern Lights,” “Orbit,” “Satellite” and Weikel’s personal favorite, “Lipstick Jungle.”

The paintings consist of layered bright colors to create depth in the painting. Rubber cement, matte medium and Indian ink were also used to make the artwork. 

Weikel said she is using her “Color Pop” exhibit now as a trial run to experiment with colors before she presents her senior seminar project “Turmoil” in the spring semester. “Turmoil” will also feature watercolors as well as various graphics, Weikel said. 

Weikel not only creates artwork to grow and challenge herself as an artist, but she also is involved in putting the galleries together as a gallery assistant on campus. 

“It’s nice to know how to hang artwork on your own as well as being able to create it,” Weikel said. 

“Color Pop” will remain on display in The Kauffman Gallery through Thursday. The exhibit can be viewed during gallery hours from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or by appointment.

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