UMass Dartmouth College of Visual & Performing Arts taking over Downtown New Bedford with four exhibitions

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition joins three other shows in New Bedford open beginning Saturday April 11

UMass Dartmouth's College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA) 2015 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Exhibition is the culmination of two to three years of intensive research and preparation of UMass Dartmouth MFA degree candidates in the visual arts. Thesis works from Artisanry, Design, and Fine Arts students will be on view from April 11 to May 17, 2015, at the UMass Dartmouth Star Store Campus in Downtown New Bedford. 

There are also three other shows in New Bedford opened on Saturday. It is the first time UMass Dartmouth's MFA Exhibition will coincide with the University's Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition on display at the New Bedford Art Museum. Other exhibitions include The Creative Complex: A Ceramic Post-Bac Exhibition at the Robert Hunt Photography and Gallery and the 2015 Master of Art Education Exhibition at 767 Purchase Street in New Bedford. 

More info on Exhibitions: 

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition 
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11, 3-5 pm 
Exhibiting artists: Jessica Benzaquen, Mary Black, Andrea Abarca Coutts, Nick Heyl, Sarah Jenea Jones, George Manuel Karos, Amanda Kralovic, Xi Nan (Õ35;ð76;), Russell K. Prigodich, Alanna Schull, Anser Shaukat, Denise Sokolsky, Yishu Wang (ħ79;Ç68;舒), Katie Wild, Ge Yang (Ĉ72;ú96;) 
University Art Gallery, Star Store Campus (715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740)
Gallery exhibitions are open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Free admission. 

2015 BFA Senior Exhibition at New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! 
April 9-29, 2015 
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11, 1-3 pm 
Location: New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! (608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740) 
newbedfordart.org
Admission: Adults $5, Students/Seniors $3, Members & Children under 16 free. 
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 12-5 pm, Thursday 12-9 pm 

2015 Master of Art Education Exhibition 
April 9-30, 2015 
Opening Reception: Saturday April 11, 2-4 pm 
Exhibiting Artists: Morgan Bozarth, Danielle Enos, Stephen King, Christine Menard Neville, Rosannette Rivera, Lauren Savoia, & Chase Stevens 
Location: 767 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 

The Creative Complex: A Ceramic Post-Bac Exhibition 
March 20-April 15, 2015 
Exhibiting artists: Carly Costello & Joe Lee 
Location: Robert Hunt Photography and Gallery 
48 Union St., New Bedford, MA 02740, 617-290-8009 
Hours: 11 am-6 pm Wednesday through Saturday 

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