Every summer, Columbus College of Art & Design marks the school year's end and the entry of a new crop of graduates into the professional art world with a show of work from students in all concentrations.

Every summer, Columbus College of Art & Design marks the school year's end and the entry of a new crop of graduates into the professional art world with a show of work from students in all concentrations.

Placing paintings near videos and industrial design concepts beside conceptual sculpture, the annual student exhibition offers more diversity than your average gallery show. It also showcases freshly emerging talents that could help shape the city's art scene. Here are three to keep an eye on.

Leah Fisher, photography

Fisher, who'll be graduating in the spring of 2012, offers a street photographer's view of the city's human traffic in a collection of images from the ongoing series "Drive By Shootings."

"They basically involve someone driving me around Columbus while I shoot people from a moving car," Fisher said.

"What I like about street photography, and this series, is the ability to capture moments and people in this city, as well as represent Columbus in a way it's not often represented. This takes me to new places that I have never been before, even though I've lived in Columbus my whole life."

Liandra Holmes , jewelry

A 2011 grad, the Columbus native creates jewelry that's more sculptural than wearable. In one necklace on display, she pairs aged chain links with a beautiful but impractical adornment: crumpled paper.

As Holmes explained, "I started working on this piece thinking about the contrast between fragility and strength, transience and permanence, and the combination of materials resulted as a marriage of these concepts. I find beauty in the juxtaposition."

Ross Caliendo , painting

Packed full of fascinating and occasionally grotesque imagery, Caliendo's large-scale paintings have recently focused on "the fast-paced nature of contemporary society," according to the recent graduate.

The piece "Last Days," he said, "comes from a slew of sources - movie stills, advertisements, random images collected from the internet - all seen on a daily basis. Layering these images in one painting condenses the visual culture of today into a single moment in time."

A Pittsburgh native, Caliendo is developing ties to Columbus off-campus through the arts space Lynn-Braun Gallery, which he helped open Downtown in May.