April 4-May 6: Thesis exhibit, reception at Museum of Art

By Debby Stinson, Museum of Art

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at the Washington State University Museum of Art will be April 4-May 6. A reception will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the museum gallery. Admission to the museum is free.

This annual showcase represents the culmination of two or more years of work by master of fine arts graduate candidates. This year’s students are: Hayley Black, Stephen Cohen, Annie Cunningham, Andre Fortes, Yuanwen Lin and Laura Pregeant.

The world-class faculty at WSU encourage the MFA candidates to become more assured and articulate in their convictions, according to museum curators Ryan Hardesty and Zach Mazur: “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 will find it a fun and stimulating experience.”

“Our goal is to support creativity and innovation in students who can seek out divergent opinions, examine complex issues from a variety of perspectives and find meaning in the world,” said Anna-Maria Shannon, interim director of the museum.

The Museum of Art is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, please contact the museum at 509-335-1910.


News media contacts:
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