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Reception for Art and Design Faculty Exhibition set for Jan. 17

A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum to mark the opening of the School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition, which will be on display at the museum through May 3.

“Outside of the classroom, faculty members in the School of Art and Design are active artists and scholars who make significant contributions to the arts,” said Jill Jacobs, marketing manager for WCU’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. “They regularly exhibit in venues across the globe, from New York to Los Angeles to Japan, and speak at major conferences in their fields. The School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition provides students and the public an opportunity to view recent work created by these distinguished faculty members whose primary research output is studio based.”

Exhibiting faculty include Erin Adams, Tom Ashcraft, Heather Mae Erickson, Jon Jicha, Justin Morgan Kennedy, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Ron Laboray, Mary Anna LaFratta, Matt Liddle, Susan Alta Martin, Greg McPherson, Leigh Ann Parrish, Nathan Perry, Laura Sellers, Erin Tapley and Richard Tichich.

Exhibitions and receptions at the Fine Art Museum are free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 828-227-3591.

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