Boston University School of Visual Arts Presents Regional BFA Exhibition

in Arts, College of Fine Arts, News Releases
February 21st, 2006

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

(Boston) – Boston University School of Visual Arts and the College Art Association present the Regional BFA Exhibition on view in Boston University’s 808 Gallery February 14-25, 2006. An opening reception will be held Thursday, February 23, 5:30-7:00pm.

The Regional BFA Exhibition, presented as part of the College Art Association’s 94th Annual Conference, showcases a wide range of undergraduate work in all media— including painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video and installation—from 14 area colleges and universities. This inaugural exhibition for the CAA Conference surveys the varied styles of the many arts colleges and university arts programs throughout New England. Participants are: Art Institute of Boston at Leslie University, Boston University School of Visual Arts, Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, Maine College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art. Montserrat College of Art, New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of New Hampshire, and University of Rhode Island.

The College Art Association 94th Annual Conference will be held February 22-25, 2006 at the Hynes Convention Center. The CAA Annual Conference will include more than 180 sessions in art history and studio art; the Career Fair for job placement and career-development workshops; the Book and Trade Fair for new art publications, the latest artists’ materials, and educational services; as well many special events and exhibitions to be held at leading museums and galleries. More information is available at www.collegeart.org.

The School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts was established in 1954 as a professional training school at Boston University. With faculty composed of practicing professional artists, the school offers an intensive program of studio training combined with liberal arts studies leading to the Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees. Courses prepare students for future study or professional practice in painting, sculpture, graphic design, or art education. Notable alumni include painters Brice Marden and Pat Steir; Ira Yoffe, vice president/creative director of PARADE magazine; and Rick Heinrichs, production designer whose credits include “Fargo” and “Sleepy Hollow,” for which he received an Oscar for Art Direction in 1999.

The Boston University College of Fine Arts is a conservatory-style school within a major research university, offering professional training in Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts to 1000 graduate and undergraduate students. Education at the College of Fine Arts begins at Boston University and extends into the city of Boston, a center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.

The College Art Association supports all practitioners and interpreters of visual art and culture, including artists and scholars, who join together to cultivate the ongoing understanding of art as a fundamental form of human expression. Representing its members’ professional needs, CAA is committed to the highest professional and ethical standards of scholarship, creativity, connoisseurship, criticism, and teaching.

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 the visual arts at Boston University. At 11,250 square feet, it is the largest exhibition space committed to contemporary exhibitions in the Boston area.

PUBLIC PROGRAMMING

Opening Reception
Thursday, February 23, 5:30-7:00pm at the Gallery

Open House
Thursday, February 23, 5:30-7:00pm
Boston University Art Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st Floor
Photographic Resource Center, 832 Commonwealth Avenue

Information
808 Gallery at Boston University
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Phone: 617-358-0922
www.bu.edu/cfa

Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Friday 11:00am-5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00–5:00pm
Admission is free and open to the public.

Note to Editors: Images available upon request

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