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Thursday, March 8, 2012

SENIOR BFA SHOW @ SUU (CC: March 22 - May 5)


WHAT:                         This two-part exhibit is the culmination of the work done by Senior Art and Design BFA candidates and features a variety of mediums from printmaking to painting to ceramics and graphic design.  

WHO:                           Senior BFA Show Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design

WHEN:                         Graphic Design: March 22 - April 14, 2012
                                    Other Medium: April 19 - May 5, 2012

TIME:                           Tuesday - Saturday, Noon to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:                       SUU Campus, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Braithwaite Liberal Arts Center, lower level

PRICES:                       Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.


SUU's Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery Presents
Senior BFA Show
March 22 – May 5, 2012

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Each spring the creative visions of graduating seniors from Southern Utah University’s Department of Art and Design thrive and bloom at the Senior BFA Show. This remarkable exhibition offers a chance to see the culmination of the work done by the senior Bachelor of Fine Art candidates. This culmination of student’s work features a wide variety of mediums from printmaking to ceramics to oil painting to illustration and graphic design.  This year’s exhibit is divided into two segments to accommodate all the talent of the 16 talented students with a range of interests within the arts. The first exhibit showcasing the graphic designers opens with a reception on Thursday, March 22, 2012 7 pm - 9 pm at SUU’s Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery and will continue through Saturday, April 14, 2012. The second segment featuring a variety of medium runs Thursday, April 16 through Saturday, May 5, 2012. The gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday, noon to 7 pm. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.

The vibrant work of five graduating graphic design students will be showcased in the first part of the Senior BFA Show. Kurtis Hansen, Tori Leavitt, Melissa Moyle, Whitney Spear and Alex Walter will have their work displayed in the Braithwaite Gallery. Jeff Hanson, SUU Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, is looking forward to the community’s reaction to the high quality of work that will be shown. “This is a high level of work by people who have a future in this community as artists. This exhibit is a great opportunity to see up and coming work by talented professionals.” said Hanson. This exhibition will run in conjunction with SUMA – The Preview, an overview of the forthcoming Southern Utah Museum of Art, which also closes on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

The Braithwaite Gallery explodes with color and creativity in the second segment of the Senior BFA Show. Painting/Drawing/Printmaking students Cheri Johnson, Ashley McNew, Annie Mertlich, Heather Miller, Lindsay Miller and Bram Stults will be featured along with Illustration students Rhonda Fisher and Stacie Pitt, and Ceramics/Sculpture students Nick Jacobsen and Hannah Zander. In addition, Art Education student Mandy Beck will also be included in the exhibition. The exhibition runs April 19 through May 5, 2012  

Each year the Senior BFA Show gets bigger and better and is an exhibit that should not be missed! For more information about this exhibit, visit www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery or call (435) 586-5432. The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery’s mission is to exhibit, collect and preserve historic and contemporary works of art significant to the interior American West. In addition, the Gallery hosts art exhibitions that represent the principal artistic styles and periods of world cultures.

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.

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