April 11: Master of fine arts students’ exhibit opens

By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art

PULLMAN, Wash. – The annual Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at Washington State University will be April 11-May 10 at the Museum of Art/WSU. The opening and reception will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 11. Admission is free; museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, until 7 p.m. Thursday and closed Sunday.

“Exposing our audience to the culmination of two or more years of work from our graduate candidates enriches community life by providing meaningful encounters with creativity and innovation,” said Chris Bruce, museum director.

Art-5“This exhibition provides a wide range of styles and stimulating experiences for faculty, students and local museum constituents,” said curator Zach Mazur.

Interviews with the candidates explaining their art and processes can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.851347148212284.1073741843.222732361073769&type=3.

The museum is committed to recognizing the creative talent of its region, said Bruce: “Our over-arching goal is to create lifelong learners who can seek out divergent opinions, examine complex issues from a variety of perspectives and find meaning in the world.”

“The world-class faculty at WSU encourage the MFA candidates to become more confident and articulate in their convictions,” Mazur said. “We confidently present this year’s graduate thesis work in hopes that undergraduate students, first-year graduate students and anyone willing to be moved by art while spending time at WSU will find it a fun and stimulating experience.”

The museum is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information, see http://museum.wsu.edu/ or contact the museum at 509-335-1910.



Debby Stinson, Museum of Art/WSU, 509-335-6282, debby_stinson@wsu.edu

Anna-Maria Shannon, Museum of Art/WSU, 509-335-6140, annamshannon@wsu.edu