Contact: Carrie Corbett
Director of College Communications
April 4, 2014
MCA Announces MFA Thesis Exhibition
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art announces the opening of the 2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Collidoscope, which will take place April 16 through May 10 in the Hyde Gallery of the Nesin Graduate School, 477 S. Main St. A reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, April 25 from 6–9 p.m.
The exhibition features artwork from eleven MFA candidates including Rebecca Belz, Michelle Fair, Bridget Fowler, Eric Huber and Christopher “Shea” Snow from Memphis, Tenn.; Nicholas D’Acquisto, Finger, Tenn.; Evan Stanfield, Macon, Ga.; Thomas Green, Seattle, Wash.; Tyler Hildebrand, Cincinnati, Ohio, Margaret Blevins, Birmingham, Ala. and Jason Williams, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Works in the exhibition display a variety of media and concepts fostered through the MFA program. A recurring theme in the show is the idea of presenting traditional materials and techniques in a new form that contributes to the conversation of contemporary art, asking the question, “what is possible?”
Hyde Gallery hours are Wednesday–Saturday, noon–5 p.m. The gallery will be open from 6–9 p.m. on April 25 for the opening reception. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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