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BFA Portfolio Exhibition 2023

EXHIBITION: November 7 - December 8, 2023
STUDENT TALKS: Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 4-5 pm
RECEPTION: Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 5-7 pm
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Photo shows 7 works of art with varying media types.

Josh Jordan, Uncle Sam Devouring the People’s Money/Vase of Money, 2023 , acrylic paint on wood panel, chalk pastel, 24 x 30 inches each. Courtesy of the Artist.

Experience work by graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students from the WCU School of Art and Design.

This exhibition gives graduating students in the WCU School of Art and Design the opportunity to share their work with the wider community. Twelve studio art majors will share their capstone projects in the fall 2023 semester. Their art portfolios, which include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, installation art, and other mediums, explore a wide range of topics from gun violence and vulnerability to gender expectations and perceptions of disabilities.

Students Featured in this year's BFA Portfolio Exhibition: Olivia Bartlett, Jessie Butner, Nickolas Dinnall, Josh Jordan, Kit Kaufman, Kiara Leary, Joshuar Masters, Gloria Melo-Estrada, Mackenzie Neely, Linzy Rainess, Amy Woods, and Julie Youtz

The WCU School of Art and Design BFA Program

The School of Art and Design’s Bachelor of Fine Art with an emphasis in Studio Art is created for students who wish to hone their focus more intensively on fine art and design. Completing the BFA curriculum will prepare students for a career or post-graduate study in art, design, or related disciplines.

Program emphases allow students to explore a specific area of study while following a rigorous art curriculum. The Bachelor of Fine Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design focuses on critical thinking, social research and practices, and professional production combined with a strategic relationship to cultural and historical investigation. Graphic Design's Portfolio Exhibition is coming Spring 2024.   

Reception Details
Reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 5-7 PM. Light refreshments and drinks will be served at BAC's Star Atrium. There will be a special presentation before the reception from 4-5 pm that will give reception attendees the opportunity to listen to students as they speak about their work. Presentation will be held in BAC Room 130.

Museum Hours
The WCU Fine Art Museum exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. Standard Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM-4 PM, and Thursday, 10 AM-7 PM. If you have any questions, please call (828)227-ARTS.

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