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2018 MFA Exhibition Reception, Friday, 4/6, 6-8 p.m.

RECEPTION: Friday, April 6, 6-8pm, Collections and Learning Gallery, Fine Arts Center

Join us for the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Reception, organized by our curators Ryan Hardesty and Zach Mazur who’ve said, “This exhibit provides a wide range of styles and stimulating experiences for faculty, students and local museum constituents. The world-class faculty at WSU encourage the MFA candidates to become more assured and articulate in their convictions. We confidently present this year’s graduate thesis work in hopes that undergraduate students, first year graduate students and anyone willing to be moved by art while spending time at WSU will find it a fun and stimulating experience.” This annual showcase represents the culmination of two or more years work by the Master of Fine Arts graduate candidates.

MFA THESIS CANDIDATES | Jared Boorn, Anna Carpenter, Morganne Radziewicz, Krista Brand, Marguerite Gilbertson, Mana Mehrabian, and Amelia Warden. You can learn more about each artist by viewing their websites located in the right-hand sidebar.

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is committed to the idea that museums have a responsibility to recognize the creative talent of its region.  Anna-Maria Shannon, Interim Director of the museum adds, “Exposing our audience to the culmination of two or more years work from our graduate candidates enriches the community life of Washington State University by providing meaningful encounters with creativity and innovation. Our over-arching goal is to support creativity and innovation in students who can seek out divergent opinions, examine complex issues from a variety of perspectives and find meaning in the world.”

LOCATION | The Collections and Learning Gallery of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. The Collections and Learning Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 4 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.

2017 EXHIBIT | UNCONVENTIONAL PAIRINGS

Unconventional Pairings exhibition opens at the School of Design and Construction Gallery

On view at the WSU School of Design and Construction Gallery from Oct. 16 – November 3, the Unconventional Pairings exhibition’s opening reception will be held Monday, October 16, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the School of Design and Construction Gallery, 1st Floor, Carpenter Hall, WSU Pullman. A live performance and light refreshments accompany the opening reception.

Unconventional Pairings puts together surprising combinations of historic textile garments, works of fine art, architectural renderings, and furnishings as means to stimulate unexpected synergies and discussions. Organized around four thematic groupings — Elusive, In Service, Inside Out and Spectacle — the exhibition highlights cultural materials spanning the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries to forge links between the past and present as well as  social contexts. In addition, each conceptual grouping will be further augmented by live performance art expanding upon the themes to include expressions of the body in physical time and space.  

Developed in collaboration, Unconventional Pairings is a cross-disciplinary venture between four Washington State University areas: Apparel, Merchandising, Design & Textiles; Department of Fine Arts; Interior Design; and the Museum of Art. Drawn from both the Museum of Art and AMDT’s permanent collections, the exhibition includes iconic and lesser known original works in a range of materials and media. Each department utilized significant student involvement in the research, writing, preparation and installation of the exhibition, as well as the participation of student performers.

Faculty and Staff Organizers:
Linda Bradley, Professor, Department of AMDT
Amy Hughes, Instructor, Department of AMDT
Squeak Meisel, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts
Io Palmer, Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts
Carrie Vielle, Clinical Assistant Professor, Interior Design
Ryan Hardesty, Interim Chief Curator, Museum of Art
Anna-Maria Shannon, Interim Director, Museum of Art
Zach Mazur, Curator of Education and Collections, Museum of Art