MCA Announces 2016 Fall BFA Exhibition

Contact: Natalie Fleenor
Communications Coordinator (901) 272-5113

Nov. 10, 2016


bfa_fa16Memphis College of Art Announces 2016 Fall BFA Exhibition

Six BFA candidates present works in professional gallery-style exhibition

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art (MCA) announces the 2016 Fall BFA Exhibition, on view Nov. 23–Dec. 7 in the Rust Hall Main Gallery, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. A reception will take place Friday, Dec. 2 from 6–8 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Every year MCA gives its BFA candidates the opportunity to present their works in the college’s professional art gallery, providing hands-on experience in showcasing their works to real-world audiences. This year’s Fall BFA Exhibition features work from six BFA candidates—Callie Do of Pineville, Louisiana; Elaine Fleming of Shubuta, Mississippi; Rachel Goodnight of Cordova, Tennessee; Taylor Johnson of Maumelle, Arkansas; Dezmond Gipson and Celeste Rudd, both from Memphis, Tennessee.

The candidates represent a range of majors and artistic study, including animation, printmaking, digital media, sculpture and painting. Assistant Professor Lucienne Auz, director of BFA exhibitions, says the work will cover diverse topics. “A dynamic group of BFA students will fill the gallery with artwork exploring a variety of themes that include personal explorations of the subconscious and identity, re-imagining love stories, investigating animal behavior, and a search through history for connections to ancestry,” said Auz.

The 2016 Fall BFA Exhibition is just one of many exhibitions that MCA hosts for the community every year. For more information about other MCA exhibitions and events, including the 66th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Fundraiser, visit All exhibitions, artist receptions and lectures are free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, noon–4 p.m.


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