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Volume 24, Number 5 — May 2017

Arts Calendar

"BFA Senior Exhibitions Spring 2017 Gala Reception" is held April 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.

"BFA Senior Exhibitions" holding gala receptions

Date(s):  April 13 - 27, 2017
Venue: East Tennessee State University
807 University Pky.

Johnson City, TN 37614

JOHNSON CITY, TN — The ETSU Department of Art and Design, the Reece Museum and Slocumb Galleries present "BFA Senior Exhibitions Spring 2017 Gala Reception" April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at both venues with ETSU President and First Lady, Dr. & Mrs. Brian and Donna Noland as guests of honor.

The Reece Museum features 14 BFA senior students with majors in studio arts and graphic design: Patrick Burke, Arizona Clawson, Josh Dean, Rebecca Edwards, Brian Eisert, Sara Faulkner, Jordan Gillenwater, Mary Holt, Alisa Johnson, Monique Long, Tess Montana, Dustin Shelton, Jennifer Thayer and Katie Watts. The exhibition runs through April 26, at the Reece Museum.

The Slocumb Galleries presents three BFA senior exhibitions, "One-Hundred,"photography by Jessica Blindt, "Beyond Interplanetary Realty," graphic design by Taylor Campbell and "The Game," prints and graphic design by Lydiah Merritt. The exhibitions are on view through April 21, at the Slocumb Galleries with "Archetypes in Clay," a BA thesis exhibition by Kaylea Williams.

The multi-venue group exhibition at the Reece Museum and the Slocumb Galleries is the first initiative to have a bigger and longer duration student exhibitions to celebrate the creative excellence and diverse artistic process of the ETSU Department of Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Studio Art & Graphic Design. This effort is made possible by the collaborative leadership of the Art & Design faculty headed by Chair, Prof. Mira Gerard, and Reece Museum Director Randy Sanders, with Graphic Design faculty David Dixon and the curatorial vision of Reece Museum's Exhibition Coordinator Spenser Brenner in consultation with Slocumb Galleries' Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay.

Another exhibition, "Power Up, Power Down," featuring work by CORE students are also having their reception on the same day April 13 from 5 to 7 p.m., at the SUBmarine Gallery located at Campus Center Building.

The Reece Museum is a unit of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 423-439-4392or visit

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