2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition

March 31 – May 12, 2018

March 31 – May 12, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7

The UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts proudly presents its 2018 Thesis Exhibition in two locations in Downtown New Bedford from March 31 through May 12. Fourteen graduating students representing a wide range of media including painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography and design are exhibiting their work for the first time, not only at the Star Store Campus, but also at the New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks!

The presented work, according to Viera Levitt, exhibition co-curator and University Art Gallery director, is driven by compelling and engaging themes such as vulnerability, feminism, cultural differences, spatial explorations, and the disappearing life of the American farm.

The Museum will feature works in ceramics, sculpture, fiber, digital art, prints, drawings, paintings, and a virtual reality experience within their Fiber Optic Center New Media Gallery. The exhibition co-curator, Jamie Uretsky, New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!, says, she is "always looking for compelling emerging talent and this year's batch of CVPA graduates are just that!"

The exhibition catalog, designed by UMass Dartmouth Graphic Design students, will be available during the reception on April 7. Artist talks will take place in both spaces during AHA! Night on May 12 (6 pm Star Store Campus, 7 pm Museum). In June, selections from this exhibition will be on display at Soprafina Gallery in the urban arts district, South of Washington (SoWa), in Boston (Opening Reception Friday, June 1st).

Artists:

Robert Abele III 
Suzi Ballenger
Christina Baril
Robert (boB) Brzozowski
Renata Cassiano
Linan Chen (陈立男)
Orfeo Fabbri 
Natasha Feliciano 
Emily Franicola
Jingyuan Luo (罗 竟原)
Ilir Mborja
Anuja Roy 
Erin Monet Wheary
Summer Wenyu Wu (吴析夏)
Jillian Shixiaoci Yu (喻 诗晓词)

Locations:

University Art Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7 (3-5 p.m., Introductions 4 p.m.)
College of Visual and Performing Arts
UMass Dartmouth, 715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
umassd.edu/universityartgallery
facebook.com/UMassDartmouthGalleries
Open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and until 9:00 pm during AHA! Nights (every second Thursday each month)
Free admission.

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 7, (3-7 p.m., After Party with a DJ: 5 p.m.)
608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
newbedfordart.org 
instagram.com/nbam_aw
facebook.com/NewBedfordArtMuseum
Open Wednesday – Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm; Thursdays 12:00 – 9:00 pm

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