Truman State University Art Gallery Presents 2008 Spring B.F.A./B.A. Thesis Exhibitions

The University Art Gallery at Truman State University is delighted to present the two final exhibits for the spring semester, a sampling of the bodies of work created by some of the finest student artists in the Truman community. These exhibitions are in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Arts degrees. The Gallery invites everyone to attend a second reception at 6 p.m. April 29 to view these exciting collections of work from fresh, new talent.

The first B.F.A./B.A. thesis exhibition, “UtopianAquaticEclecticExtraordinaryEnergetic-
SereneYouthfulPreposterousSmorgasbord,” includes a range of media and methods from painting to ceramics to site-specific installation from student artists Amy Aiken, Amanda Carron, Emily Dahmer, Melissa Fryer, Whitney Smith and Katie Welsh. Among the concepts being addressed are the exploration light, figure and submersion; the psychological terrain of interpersonal relationships within the context of viewer participation; and the underlying nature of horses. This exhibit is on display from April 21-25.

The second B.F.A./B.A. theses exhibition, “Figuratively Speaking,” addresses a number of subtle topics in work created by student artists Shelly Forbis, Erin Fox, Shaun Gaynor, Julie Pincus and Ellis Ray. Nontraditional, contemporary portraiture is investigated through the use of current digital media processes and found objects; literature is explored by recontextualizing sentences from novels and archaic fairy tales. Elaborate, delicate and unexpected environments are uncovered and considered through paint and print. This exhibit is on display from April 28 to May 2.

The University Art Gallery at Truman is located on the ground floor of Ophelia Parrish. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon-4:30 p.m. Gallery exhibits, talks and most other events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Emily Booth, interim gallery director, at 785.5386 or
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