The ETSU Department of Art & Design, and Slocumb Galleries in collaboration with the Reece Museum proudly present ‘BFA Senior Exhibitions by Jessica Blindt, Lydiah Merritt and Taylor Campbell’ from April 10 to 21, 2017, at the Slocumb Galleries. The ‘BFA Senior Exhibitions Spring 2017 Gala Reception ‘ is on April 13, Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at both venues, with ETSU President and First Lady, Dr. & Mrs. Brian and Donna Noland as guests of honor.
The Slocumb Galleries present three BFA senior exhibitions, ‘One-Hundred’ photography by Jessica Blindt, ‘Beyond Interplanetary Realty’ graphic design by Taylor Campbell, and ‘The Game’ prints and graphic design by Lydiah Merritt. The exhibitions are on view from April 10 to 21, at the Slocumb Galleries with ‘Archetypes in Clay’, a BA thesis exhibition by Kaylea Williams.
The Reece Museum features 14 BFA senior students with major in Studio Arts and Graphic Design namely Patrick Burke, Arizona Clawson, Josh Dean, Rebecca Edwards, Brian Eisert, Sara Faulkner, Jordan Gillenwater, Mary Holt, Alisa Johnson, Monique Long, Tess Montana, Dustin Shelton, Jennifer Thayer and Katie Watts. The exhibition runs from March 13 to April 27, 2017, at the Reece Museum.
The multi-venue group exhibition at the Reece Museum and the Slocumb Galleries is the first initiative to have a bigger and longer duration student exhibitions to celebrate the creative excellence and diverse artistic process of the ETSU Department of Art& Design Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programs in Studio Art & Graphic Design. This effort is made possible by the collaborative leadership of the Art & Design faculty headed by Chair, Prof. Mira Gerard, and Reece Museum Director Randy Sanders, with Graphic Design faculty David Dixon and the curatorial vision of Reece Museum’s Exhibit Coordinator Spenser Brenner in consultation with Slocumb Galleries’ Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay.
Another exhibition, ‘Power Up, Power Down’, featuring work by CORE students are also having its reception on the same day on April 13, Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., at the SUBmarine Gallery located at Campus Center Building.
The Slocumb Galleries are located at 232 Sherrod Drive, ETSU campus. Gallery hours are Mondays thru Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with extended hours during receptions, Thursdays until 6 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, contact Slocumb Galleries’ Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 423.483.3179. Parking and handicapped access are available. Please visit the ETSU PlanIt Calendar under Exhibitions or www.etsu.edu/cas/art/galleries for event updates. The Reece Museum is a unit of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 423-439-4392 or visit www.etsu.edu/cas/cass/reece/.