2011 BU School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

in CFA, Visual Arts
October 18th, 2011

Boston University College of Fine Arts presents
2011 School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
808 Gallery, October 27 – December 11
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 27, 6-8pm

Boston, MA – The 2011 Boston University School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition presents the work of over 30 artists who currently teach at the university in the areas of painting, sculpture, graphic design, art education, printmaking, and photography. The exhibition features a wide range of visual interests, spanning genres and media, from realism to abstraction, two to three dimensions, and small to very large scale. The exhibition runs October 27 through December 11 at BU’s 808 Gallery, and is free and open to the public.

The faculty members featured in this year’s exhibition are all practicing artists whose talents and dedication form the aesthetic and philosophy of the BU School of Visual Arts:

Dana Clancy
Dana Frankfort
Jacqueline Gendel
Alfredo Gisholt
Jill Grimes
Eka Maraneli
Hugh O’Donnell
Dushko Petrovich
Richard Raiselis
Richard Ryan
Julia von Metzsch
John Walker
Lindsey Warren

Sachiko Akiyama
James Montgomery
Batu Siharulidze
Kitty Wales

Graphic Design
Kristen Coogan
Richard Doubleday
Alston Purvis
Nicholas Rock

Art Education
Diana Hampe
Barry Shauck
Judith W. Simpson
Ruth Starratt

Lynne Allen, printmaking
Deborah Cornell, printmaking
Stephen Frank, photography
Danielle Sauvé, ceramins
Edward Stitt, drawing

Lynne Allen, Director of the BU School of Visual Arts, explains, “The triennial faculty exhibition highlights recent work by the members of the faculty and is a way for students to see their mentors ‘in action.’ The continuous production of art work throughout one’s career and lifetime is an essential element of teaching today’s students. We require students to be in the studio 24/7, to have rigor and commitment to their work, so the display of recent faculty work shows by example just how that is done.”

Boston University’s 808 Gallery is an impressive exhibition space well suited to showcasing large-scale exhibitions of art and culture. Exhibition schedules and programming balance contemporary art exhibitions, with those of a more socially relevant or popular content. As the most visible exhibition space on campus, the 808 Gallery provides a public face to visual arts at Boston University. At an impressive 11,250 square feet, this venue is the largest space committed to contemporary exhibitions in the Boston area.

Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a rich center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.

The Boston University School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts is a community of artists within a great university and in a city that offers diversity within a vibrant arts culture. Founded in 1954 as a professional training school at Boston University, the school offers an intensive program of studio training combined with liberal arts studies leading to the Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. The first-rate teaching and mentoring of its regular faculty is supplemented by a vibrant program of visiting artists, guest lecture series, and exhibitions. The School offers introductory and advanced classes in painting, sculpture, graphic design, art education, ceramics, photography, glassblowing, and printmaking. A solid background in art history, contemporary critical analysis, and liberal arts complements the studio arts courses.


Exhibitions and related events are free and open to the public:

Boston University School of Visual Arts 2011 Faculty Exhibition
October 27 – December 11, 2011

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 27th, 6-8pm

808 Gallery
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
T Green “B” Train, BU West stop

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11:00am-5:00pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm

MEDIA ONLY: Contact Jean Connaughton or Ellen Carr for more information