June 1, 2010
Elizabeth Klipp, 404-413-1356
Waduda Muhammad, 404-413-5230
School of Art & Design Gallery
ATLANTA - Georgia State University's budding artists will have an opportunity to showcase their latest work at an art exhibition on campus and open to the public through June 23.
The Summer 2010 MFA Group Show features work by 11 masters of fine arts students from the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design. The pieces will be displayed in the large gallery of the School of Art and Design, which is in the lobby of the Arts and Humanities Building at 10 Peachtree Center Ave.
For some of the graduate students, the celebratory exhibition represents their first public exposure.
"The MFA in Studio program is an important time for growth and maturation of creative ideas," said Cheryl Goldsleger, academic director of the School of Art and Design. "Developing the professional practices of a serious artist compliments the creative work being done in the studio. This summer show is a great opportunity for our first and second year graduate students to share their work with the GSU community and in the process gets some valuable exhibition experience."
Featured artists include In Kyoung Chun and Christina Washington from the Drawing, Painting and Printmaking discipline; James Chapman and Cat Normoyle from Graphic Design; Candice Greathouse, and Calvin Burgamy from Photography; Nimer Aleck, Kelly Obrien and James Vanderpool from Sculpture; Andrew Cho and Laura Martin from Ceramics.
All aspects of this exhibition were handled by MFA students, from the exhibition coordinating to designing the wall sign and even hanging the works.
The students said the hands-on experience with the exhibition and the public exposure is good preparation for life as a working artist.
"We spend so much time in academia, researching and planning our thesis," said Nimer Aleck, a Georgia State MFA student in the Sculpture discipline. "This is a good way to step back from that and get some feedback from our peers, academics and the general public. The feedback is always really helpful."
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