The 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.
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.
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.
more information, please contact the University Museum at 724-357-2397.
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
Pictured above: What Is the American Dream, by Ashley Bouton.