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Visual Art graduate students open semester with exhibition

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

LAWRENCE – Visual art graduate students will exhibit their works in a two-part show starting Saturday, Sept. 21, at the University of Kansas. Part I will be on display Sept. 21 through Oct. 3 and Part II following from Oct. 5-17. The exhibitions are free, and the public is welcome.

The graduate exhibitions create an opportunity for all graduate students in visual art to show their work. The pieces will be on display in the gallery on the third floor of the Art and Design Building.

“These exhibitions celebrate the diverse talents, voices and artistic directions exemplified by this gifted group of art students,” said Norman Akers, associate professor and director of graduate studies in visual art. “For the public, it is a marvelous opportunity to gain a ‘sneak preview’ into the next generation of groundbreaking talent.”

The exhibitions will have a joint reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 5, on the third floor. A range of disciplines will be represented, including ceramics, drawing, expanded media, jewelry/metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles.

The Art and Design Building is at the northeast corner of 15th Street and Naismith Drive. Visitor parking is available at the Allen Fieldhouse Parking Garage, 1501 Irving Hill Road.

Visual art graduate students are as follows:

Jamie David, Roeland Park
Denise DiPiazzo, Kansas City
Patricia Nixon, Topeka
Kasey Stertz, Lincoln
Isaiah Stewart, Lawrence

Shelby Burchett, Kansas City
Sydney Pursel, Kansas City
Alexander Thierry, O’Fallon
Jason Zeh, Kansas City

Other states and countries
Carrie Beall, Deale, Maryland
Ruben Castillo, Carrolton, Texas
Miles Dunigan, Oakland, California
Weifang Gong, Jinan, China
Richard James, Bloomington, Indiana
Paul Keefe  Fort, Collins, Colorado
Edward McKenna, Salt Lake City, Utah
Mark Raymer, Denton, Texas
Erick Morales Scholz, San Jose, Costa Rica
Eunhwa Son, Daegu, Korea
Mitchell Spain, Iowa City, Iowa
Greg Stone, Marietta, Georgia
Lopeeta Tawde, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Ella Weber, La Vista, Nebraska.

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. The Department of Visual Art provides students with the technical skill and cultural awareness essential to the careers of professional artists, scholars, teachers or administrators.