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Thesis exhibits to showcase graduate student art

Monday, February 24, 2014

LAWRENCE — Six shows at the Art and Design Gallery at the University of Kansas will feature work by students pursuing graduate degrees in the Department of Visual Art.

The MFA Student Exhibitions, which began Feb. 23 and run through Friday, April 11, feature 12 students who have balanced participation in regularly scheduled classes with their independent studio work that is regularly reviewed by their faculty thesis committee. This exhibition is part of the final departmental requirements for the visual art graduate degree.

MFA student exhibition dates, hometown and area of study:

Feb. 23-28

March 2-7

  • Raechel Cook, Greeley, Colo., textiles
  • Rebecca Blocksome, Ransom, expanded media

March 9-14

  • Brian Hawkins, Harrisonville, Mo., printmaking
  • Anna Youngyeun, St. Robert, Mo., textiles

March 23-28

  • Eli Gold, Ithaca, N.Y., metalsmithing and jewelry
  • Jessie Montgomery, Desoto, Mo., sculpture

March 30-April 4

  • Sunyoung Cheong, Topeka, metalsmithing and jewelry
  • Beatriz Parra, San Jose, Costa Rica, ceramics

April 6-11

  • Pearl O'Brien, Portland, Ore., textiles
  • Jake Oxnard, Lexington, Ky., sculpture

All listed exhibitions are free and open to the public. To receive updates on upcoming shows, visit www.facebook.com/KUDepartmentOfVisualArt.

The Art and Design Gallery is located on the third floor of the Art and Design Building, at the northeast corner of 15th Street and Naismith Drive. It is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Visitor parking is available at the Allen Fieldhouse Parking Garage, 1501 Irving Hill Road.

The Department of Visual Art is one of four departments in the School of the Arts. As part of the KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of the Arts offers fresh possibilities for collaboration between the arts and the humanities, sciences, social sciences, international and interdisciplinary studies.