Graduating BFA Students’ Artwork Presented in Four Exhibitions

art gallery 2015CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 2, 2015 – The River Campus Art Gallery at Southeast Missouri State University will present four exhibitions of works created by the talented emerging artists in the Department of Art at the 2015 Graduating Seniors Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibitions Nov. 16-Dec. 18.

The first of the four exhibitions will run from Nov. 16-20, with a closing reception scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Nov. 20. The next exhibition will be displayed Nov. 30-Dec. 4. Its closing reception is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Dec. 4. The third exhibition will be displayed Dec. 7-11, with a closing reception scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Dec. 11. The final exhibition will be open Dec. 14-18. Its closing reception is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Dec. 18.

Works presented are in ceramics, digital art, graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking and sculpture, representing the broad expanse of Southeast’s art programs and the creativity of its students.

“We have four, one-week shows for the BFA Exhibitions so that each graduating senior has plenty of room to display the body of work they developed throughout their last two semesters of coursework in their area of specialization,” said Justin Miller, Gallery coordinator. “In total, we are expecting to have 10 BFA students exhibit their thesis work over that four-week span.”

These exhibitions will display pieces from the various areas of emphasis in the Department of Art. They are clear evidence of dedicated studio practice and rigorous, creative and academic investigation. The emerging artists showcased in these exhibits demonstrate a college career’s worth of accrued knowledge, artistic exploration and rigorous critique, and a strong focus on professional goals.

The exhibitions are culminations of years of fine arts study at Southeast and show that fostering and challenging the creative process can produce successful, accomplished bodies of work.

All exhibitions and receptions will be in the River Campus Art Gallery, which is located on the first floor of the historic Seminary Building in Room 106.

River Campus Art Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-7 p.m. on First Fridays. All gallery exhibitions, events and talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Justin Miller at rcgallerycoordinator@semo.edu or (573) 651-2865.