Graduate Student Work Featured in Museum Exhibit

Posted on 4/2/2012 2:47:07 PM

The University Museum at IUP will host an exhibition of graduate student art titled “Emerging Artist.” This annual juried exhibition opens on Friday, April 13, 2012, and runs through Saturday, May 5. An opening reception will be held at the Museum on April 13 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Both the reception and exhibit are free.

Juried by the internationally known artist Oliver Herring, the exhibition features a wide variety of work by current Master of Fine Arts students in the Department of Art. The exhibition will include a mixture of media ranging from ceramics and woodworking to jewelry and performance.

BarnesAs an integral part of the jurying process, Herring conducted a series of individual studio visits with each of the graduate art students before selecting work for this year’s exhibition.


In describing his premise behind the works chosen, Herring stated, “I organized it around what I considered my anchors: the works that clearly express and distill something about the way we live, while also saying something particular or personal about that student’s life. I drew on connections between individual works and built on the strongest relationships.”


Pictured above are works by Laurie Barnes (installation), Bryce Hemington (cermics), and Liz Dabecco (painting).

University Museum


Emerging Artists: Annual Graduate Exhibit

April 13, 2012
May 5, 2012

University Museum, John Sutton Hall

Highlights the vast and varied pieces created in an assortment of art media by graduate students in the Department of Art.

Free Admission

For more information, visit Emerging Artists: Annual Graduate Exhibition, e-mail , or call 724-357-2787.