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April 2 - May 14, 2016

2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2, 3-5pm

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April 2 - May 14, 2016
2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2, 3-5 pm
Artists Talk: Thursday, AHA! Night, April 14 at 7 pm
Alec H. Andersen
Amy Araujo
Calvin Arterberry
Kendra Conn
Kelly Lynn Daniels
Yinan Dong (董逸男)
Meaghan Gates
Marcia Goodwin
Kyungsun “Ariel” Lee (이경선)
John A. Middleton
Mark Phelan
Sara Allen Prigodich
Cuong Abel Sy
Brett Sylvia
Andrew Tedesco
William M. Vanaria
Lillian E. Webster
Will Wolf
Exhibition Curator: Viera Levitt

The UMass Dartmouth 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition is a much anticipated and celebrated annual event showcasing the artwork of graduating students from the College of Visual and Performing Arts. This large-scale exhibition at the Star Store Campus in historic Downtown New Bedford consists of a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, digital and moving images, software application design, as well as intricately made jewelry that utilizes both text and unusual contemporary materials.
The range of themes is equally diverse; explorations of personal and cultural identity, feelings of loss, intimacy, memories and dreams as well as examinations of formal and conceptual space.

The 2016 exhibition includes the creative efforts of 18 UMass Dartmouth MFA degree candidates in the visual arts: Alec H. Andersen, Amy Araujo, Calvin Arterberry, Kendra Conn, Kelly Lynn Daniels, Yinan Dong (董逸男), Meaghan Gates, Marcia Goodwin, Kyungsun “Ariel” Lee (이경선), John A. Middleton, Mark Phelan, Sara Allen Prigodich, Cuong Abel Sy, Brett Sylvia, Andrew Tedesco, William M. Vanaria, Lillian E. Webster, and Will Wolf.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April April 2, from 3 to 5 pm and the exhibition is open to public through May 14, 2016. Artists Talk is scheduled on Thursday, AHA! Night, April 14 at 7 pm.

Selections from this exhibition will be shown this summer at the Bromfield Gallery in Boston from June 1 to June 26, with an opening reception on Friday, June 3, 6:00 - 8:30 pm.

Gallery exhibitions are open daily in New Bedford from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and until 9:00 pm during AHA! Nights (every second Thursday each month – April 14 and May 12). All events are free and open to the public.

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