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BFA Portfolio Exhibition features work of Art and Design students

The creative works of students who soon will be graduating from Western Carolina University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Program will be on display through Friday, Dec. 6, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The BFA Portfolio Exhibition is being shown in Gallery 130 of the Bardo Arts Center and in WCU’s Fine Art Museum, which is located inside the arts center. The exhibition highlights the students’ comprehensive course of study in WCU’s School of Art and Design and serves as a preface to their forthcoming careers as professional artists.

Works on display include a variety of mediums such as painting, photography, sculpture and ceramics, along with a range of graphic design pieces including digitally rendering graphics and marketing materials.

Exhibiting student artist talks will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Room 130 of the Bardo Arts Center, with a reception following from 5 to 7 p.m.

Exhibiting students:

Studio art: Jenny Cowan, Victoria Duncan, Mariah Harris, Kaitlyn James, Sarah Jolly, Sarah Kunkleman, Charles J. Paine III, Thaddeus Prevette, Kayla Rossier, Kimberly Springs, Elijah Troutman, Lindsey Turner and Kayla “Kyrie” Lynette Wright.

Graphic design: Zachary Alexander, Joel Basnett, Andrew Beck, Isabel Hernandez, Alison Kabrich, Jade Majercik, Jackson Matthews, Dustin Newton, Taylor Stump, Bryan Vernon, Kimber Ward and Scott Wilson.

The exhibition, reception and artist talks are all free and open to the public. Learn more at

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