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MFA Thesis Exhibitions Open March 25

Posted on 3/20/2017 1:13:40 PM

What Is the American Dream, by Ashley BoutonThe 2017 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibitions celebrate the creative accomplishments of four emerging artists who are in the final stages of their graduate program. The works will be available for viewing in the University Museum, Kipp Gallery, and Kipp Annex March 25 to April 27, 2017, with a public reception in all venues Saturday, March 25, from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m.  

Culminating three years of intensive work, the pieces on view explore the intersection between each medium’s tradition, contemporary practice, and personal vision. Featured are works by Master for Fine Arts degree candidates Ashley Bouton, painting; Nicole Catalfamo, drawing; Tal Gluck, sculpture; and Rachel Precht, drawing.

Nathan Heuer, an assistant professor and the Department of Art chairperson, explains, “Recipients of the MFA have earned the terminal degree in their field and are now qualified to occupy the most prestigious professional positions in visual art.”

The works are installed across three IUP venues, including the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall, and Kipp Gallery and Kipp Annex Gallery, located on the first floor of Sprowls Hall. Admission to the exhibits and reception is free.

University Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 2:00–6:30 p.m.; Thursday 12:00–7:30 p.m.; and Saturday 12:00–4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and university holidays. Kipp Gallery and Annex hours are Tuesday through Friday 12:00–4:00 p.m. and closed Monday and university holidays.

For more information, please contact the University Museum at 724-357-2397. 

This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Student Cooperative Association at IUP. The University Museum at IUP receives state arts funding through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, through the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance. 

Pictured above: What Is the American Dream, by Ashley Bouton.