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MFA students highlighted in Asheville airport's Student Artwork Showcase

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The Asheville Regional Airport annual Student Artwork Showcase is on display now through March 18. A variety of work, encompassing multiple disciplines by talented students of the Master of Fine Art program at Western Carolina University, is being featured in the airport art gallery.

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The Student Artwork Showcase at AVL is an opportunity for artwork by students in the region to be highlighted and enjoyed. In years past, the showcase has exhibited works by students ranging in age from kindergarten through college, from schools throughout Western North Carolina. 

"The artwork in this exhibition surveys a range of themes and creative approaches in contemporary art practice by current MFA graduate students at Western Carolina University," said Tom Ashcraft, WCU MFA director and Distinguished Professor of Visual Art.

Students selected to exhibit in this special

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showcase are:

Eli Blasko
Kate Chassner
Colin Dawson
Seth Echlin
Jen Gordon
Kyle Kelsey
Lori Park
Shannon Swenton

Each piece, carefully selected by Ashcraft, will be on display for thousands of travelers daily, providing a welcoming experience for those traveling to and from Western North Carolina.

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"It is important for AVL to connect with our community and travelers through the art being showcased in our gallery," said Alexandra Ingle, brand and experience designer at AVL and curator of the gallery. "The annual Student Artwork Showcase is a wonderful opportunity to create an engaging experience for both locals and visitors."

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