2016 MFAST Thesis Exhibition Closing Reception on July 8th, 5-7 pm

Please join us for the 2016 MFA in Studio Art thesis exhibition closing reception on Friday, July 8th from 5-7 pm.  Works by Lindsey Bailey, Jacqueline Bishop, Howard el-Yasin, Suzy Kopf, Kirk Daniel Palmer, Georgeann Schellenger, and Azucena Trejo Williams are on view in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries in MICA’s Fox building, and the Riggs and Leidy galleries in the Fred Lazarus IV graduate center.  Exhibition on view through Saturday, July 9, 2016.

For more information on the artists, click here.

 

Azucena Trejo Williams, detail of Refractions

MFA in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition Opens June 24

The 2016 MFA in Studio Art thesis exhibition opens June 24th, featuring works by Lindsey Bailey, Jacqueline Bishop, Howard el-Yasin, Suzy Kopf, Kirk Daniel Palmer, Georgeann Schellenger, and Azucena Trejo Williams.

The exhibition will be on view in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries in MICA’s Fox building, and the Riggs and Leidy galleries in the Fred Lazarus IV graduate center.

A closing reception will be held on Friday, July 8 from 5-7 p.m.

For more information on the artists, click on the images below:

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Susan Striepe’s film featured at Fine Arts Film Festival

“Adjusting,” a film by Susan Striepe (MFAST 2017) has been accepted into the Fine Arts Film Festival, a premier showcase for independent film in Venice, California. Striepe’s film will be screened on May 14th at this annual film festival. For more information, visit http://www.thefineartsfilmfestival.com.

Visit the artist’s website at: http://susanstriepe.weebly.com.

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Jacqueline Bishop (MFAST ’16) awarded Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, Non-Fiction

Jacqueline Bishop’s book “The Gymnast and Other Positions” was awarded the 2016 Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, non-fiction category. The book, a mix of short stories, essays, and interviews, also includes visual pieces by the author/artist.

The Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature is a major award for literary books by Caribbean writers. Books may be entered in three categories: poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction.

For more information on the author, visit www.jacquelineabishop.com

MFAST alumnus Jason Andrew Bowles Opens Residency in Ohio

Jason Andrew Bowles (MFAST 2012) and his wife Tricia Bowles have established the Open Wabi Artist Residency Program, located in a 100-year-old 80,000 sq. ft. factory in rural central Ohio. This unique residency provides an opportunity to work in an industrial space on a rural 20-acre property. Located in Fredericktown, the Open Wabi residency includes studios, unique spaces for installation, modest living facilities, and the opportunity for collaboration and critique with visiting artists and critics. For more information or to apply, visit https://openwabi.com.

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MFAST alumna Laura Borneman opens gallery in Buffalo, NY

2014 MFAST alumna Laura Borneman, along with writer, artist, and restaurateur Michael Pijanowski, are opening Paper Moon Gallery this spring in Buffalo, NY. The Inaugural Group Show, opening April 1st, includes works by Barbara Buckman, Peter Fowler, Michael Pijanowski, Jody Selin, and Richard Rockford. An opening reception will be held on April 8th from 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit www.papermoongallery.net

 

Image: Jody Selin, Painting #3, mixed media on canvas, 24″ x 48″

Sandbox Studio in Chestertown, Maryland hosts a solo exhibition of works by Renee van der Stelt

The Sandbox Studio in Chestertown, Maryland, is hosting “How to Draw the Wind: Notational Drawings,” a solo exhibition of works by MFAST faculty member Renee van der Stelt. This exhibition includes drawings on paper, works made with Big Bluestem (a native perennial grass), a map of bird migration routes, and a video of shifting morning wind. These works represent a search for greater awareness of experiences and relationships with naturally occurring movements and objects as well as with weather events seen or felt in rural locations. “How to Draw the Wind: Notational Drawings” is on view through February 20th.

For more information on the exhibition: Announcement for SANDBOX

For additional information on the artist: www.reneevanderstelt.com

Campbellsville University in Kentucky presents the work of Susan Striepe (MFAST ’17)

Pence-Chowning Art Gallery at Campbellsville University is presenting “Draw Back,” a solo exhibition of works by Susan Striepe (’17.) In this body of work, Striepe explores the interrelationships between art objects, sound, and viewer participatory experience. As Striepe stated, “All the works have the capacity to make some kind of sound, yet they are simultaneously spatially visual. The works open up the possibilities for us to consider what sound may look like.”  “Draw Back” will be on display through December 10. This exhibition was organized by Azucena Trejo Williams, MFAST ’16. For more information, visit: Pence-Chowning-Art-Gallery

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Laura Borneman’s Solo Exhibition at 464 Gallery in Buffalo, NY

464 Gallery in Buffalo, NY is presenting “Off the Wall,” a solo exhibition of new works by Laura Borneman (MFAST ’14.) Borneman’s two dimensional and three dimensional forms explore invented structures and scenes that are not literal, but are expressive of states of mind, imagination and fantasy. A reception will be held October 16th from 6-10 p.m. The exhibition is on view through October 27th. For more information, visit 464 Gallery.

Christopher Sims’ Solo Exhibitions at UNC-Chapel Hill

The Davis Library at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is presenting two exhibitions of photography by MFAST alumnus Christopher Sims (’08.) Guantánamo Bay and The Library at Camp Delta depict Sims’ experiences at these rarely seen built environments that the Washington Post called “an important visual chronicle… [shot] with a dispassionate eye.” For more information, visit the blog for Davis Library.