Contact: Carrie Corbett
Director of College Communications
April 17, 2014
MCA Announces Artists for 2014 Biennial Alumni Exhibition
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art will present the 2014 Biennial Alumni Exhibition from May 21 through July 26 in the Hyde Gallery, Nesin Graduate School, 477 S. Main St. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 30, 6–9 p.m. and a closing reception on Friday, July 25, 6–9 p.m.
Juror Richard Lou, chairman of the Department of Art at the University of Memphis, selected works from thirty-eight alumni for the exhibition. Artists include Melanie T. Anderson, Jennifer Barnett Hensel, Alla Bartoshchuk, Eric Beavers, Katie Benjamin, Wayne Edge, Hannah Evangeline King, Jason Falconer, Adam Farmer, Annette Fournet, Louis Giberson, Caroline Gustafson, Greg Gustafson, Jan Hankins, Dani Harris, Pam Hassler, Carlos Hooper, Jed Jackson, Jay McClellan, Katie McWeeney, Annabelle Meacham, Kevin Mitchell, Alex Paulus, Teresa Phipps, Elizabeth Pontvik, Deeann Rieves, John Robinette, Marc Rouillard, Jeanne Seagle, Garen Shrader, Michael Sloan, Eszter Sziksz, David Tempelhoff, Rebecca Tickle, Lance Turner, Ben Utigard, Brittany Vega, and Chloe York.
“Memphis College of Art has a stellar reputation, and it was good to personally see the rich abundance of alumni talent which is the backbone of that reputation,” said Lou. “It was invigorating to see the work of highly talented artists who share the same institutional history. It was very difficult to winnow down to the chosen participants because of the high quality of work. I was encouraged to see so much good work coming from MCA because we all participate with other members of our community to help create and redefine visual culture for our region. We are in good hands.“
The opening reception of the exhibition on May 30 will be tied to a weekend of alumni events, designed to encourage MCA alumni to reconnect with their classmates and network with other alumni who work in Memphis, the region and beyond. For more information, contact Shawna Engel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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