Boston University School of Visual Arts Presents Graduate Student Exhibitions 2005, April 15 — May 8

Contact: Ellen Carr, 617-353-8783 | emcarr@bu.edu

(Boston)—The Boston University College of Fine Arts announces its 2005 graduate student exhibitions, presenting the work of students receiving their Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from the School of Visual Arts this year. On April 15, the MFA Graphic Design exhibition will open at the BU Art Gallery, the MFA Painting exhibition will open at the 808 Gallery, and the MFA/BFA Art Education and Studio Teaching exhibition will open at the Commonwealth Gallery. The MFA Painting exhibition runs through May 8 and all other exhibitions will run through May 2. All exhibit spaces are within easy walking distance of each other and visitors may enjoy a self-guided gallery tour. Opening receptions for the exhibitions, which are free and open to the public, will be held 6-8pm on April 15 in all the gallery spaces.

The Boston University School of Visual Arts was established as a professional school within the College of Fine Arts in 1954. With a faculty composed of practicing professional artists, the school offers students an intensive program of studio training combined with liberal arts studies. Through their courses, students are prepared for future study or professional practice in the fields of painting, sculpture, art education or graphic design. This exhibition serves as a showcase of the finest examples of this practice. Over the past eight years alone, School of Visual Arts graduate students have received highly selective awards, including Fulbright scholarships, Motherwell Foundation Awards, Guggenheim Fellowships and Star Fellowships from the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

An intensive program in graphic design leading to the MFA degree, this conceptually based course of study consists of regular critiques by a faculty of practicing professionals and professional training in advanced design technology. Students are encouraged to explore new ideas, maintain and promote the highest design standards, and be fully informed of contemporary developments in the graphic design field.

Each student in the MFA painting program concentrates on developing a personal artistic vision. Student work is enriched through contact with the ideas and experiences of a distinguished painting faculty, visiting artists, and fellow students. Students acquire and practice new painting techniques and explore ideas and images by generating paintings, drawings, and prints, which are all part of this exhibition.

Students in the studio teaching and art education programs concentrate on developing methods that teach children and adolescents to think visually and create art with personal meaning. The exhibition consists of the work students have done in extensive studio art classes.

The Boston University College of Fine Arts is a small, conservatory-style school that offers professional training in Music, Theatre Arts and Visual Arts in the context of a liberal arts education. Education at the college begins at Boston University and extends into the city of Boston, a center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.

For further information, please visit the College of Fine Arts website at www.bu.edu/cfa.

School of Visual Arts– Student Exhibitions 2005
Friday, April 15 – Sunday, May 1
Opening Receptions: Friday, April 15, 6-8pm

• MFA Painting Exhibition*
808 Gallery
*This exhibition will be on view through Sunday, May 8.

• MFA Graphic Design Exhibition
BU Art Gallery

• MFA Art Education Exhibition
Commonwealth Gallery

Friday, May 13 — Sunday, May 22
Opening Receptions: Friday, May 13, 6-8pm

• BFA Painting & Sculpture Exhibition
BU Art Gallery

• BFA Graphic Design Exhibition
Sherman Gallery

• BFA Undergraduate Exhibition
Commonwealth Gallery and Gallery 102

GALLERY LOCATIONS

Boston University Art Gallery
BU College of Fine Arts
855 Commonwealth Avenue
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday, 1–5pm
Information: 617-353-3329

808 Gallery
808 Commonwealth Avenue
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-6pm
Information: 617-358-0505

Commonwealth Gallery
BU College of Fine Arts
855 Commonwealth Avenue
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday-Sunday, 1–5pm
Information: 617-353-3329

Color slides available, please contact Ellen Carr
at 617-353-8783 or emcarr@bu.edu.