Tuesday, April 16, 2013

UIS presents "Collective Exit" Senior Art Exhibition

The University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery and Access Gallery present “Collective Exit”, an exhibition of senior student artists. The exhibition will open on Monday, April 22 and will run through Thursday, May 9, 2013.

The exhibition will take place in the Visual Arts Gallery, located in the Health and Sciences Building (HSB 201), and the Access Gallery, located in the Visual and Performing Arts Building (VPA lobby). An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, May 2 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at both locations.

The artists will exhibit a wide range of media including ceramics, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and illustration. The student artists have each created a body of work that shows the culmination of experience and skill that have developed during their time pursuing their degree. Collective Exit marks the important transition from student to emerging artist. Exhibiting artists include Akeem Freeman, Kim Hobby, Stephanie Mahoney, A.J. Masterson, Mercedes Mayoral-Wiesner, Anna Mulch, Jared Strohm, Barbie Sutheard, and David Ryan Swaar.

“As faculty of these students in the capstone course, I have been working with them and watching them evolve as students and prepare for this exhibition. This collection of work offers a lot of variety, and demonstrates their ability to refine a body of work and work towards producing a well-rounded exhibition,” said Shane Harris, UIS assistant professor of art, music and theatre.

A reception will be held on Thursday, May 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with complimentary refreshments provided by The Burger Bar, Cheddar’s, and Texas Roadhouse.

The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is located in HSB, room 201. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Access Gallery, located in VPA, is publically accessible Monday through Friday.

For more information on “Collective Exit” and future exhibitions, contact the gallery at 217/206-6506 or email gallery@uis.edu.

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