MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery is continuing its spring showcase of graduating seniors’ work with the Studio Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition 2, "Synesthesia,” which is under way through March 29 on campus.
The BFA Studio 2 exhibit is the second of three shows featuring works by students who intend to graduate with a BFA in studio art. The BFA Studio 3 show is scheduled April 3-5 with an opening reception set for 6-8 p.m. April 2.
Students who are about to earn their BFA degrees in graphic design will be featured in two April exhibits in Todd Gallery. The first BFA graphic-design exhibit is planned April 10-14 with an opening reception on April 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The final student art exhibition is set April 24-May 3, when the concluding graphic-design student works will be on display in Todd Gallery. That event also includes a 6:30-8:30 p.m. opening reception on April 23.
Also on campus, MTSU’s James E. Walker Library is encouraging visitors to see its “Artists’ Books: Student Works from the MTSU Book Arts Program” exhibit, currently featured in the facility’s Special Collections Reading Room on campus.
Imaginative art students have combined traditional book tools, techniques and materials with handmade and hand-painted papers,origami-folding techniques, etchings, photography, collage and innovative pop-up and 3D elements to turn the basic model of an accordion-style book into “awe-inspiring” creations, organizers say.
This unique display showcases 20 pieces created by MTSU students who were enrolled in the Department of Art's “Book Arts I” class during the fall 2011 semester.
Each work selected for display was chosen based on innovation, size and the use of materials.
Diverse objects and forms, everything from coffee cans to computer disks, make an unexpected appearance and expand the traditional book artists’ repertoire of materials and tools. Each work displayed is a unique item and reflects the learning goals of the classroom.
This exhibition is part of a continuing series of juried shows hosted by Special Collections featuring the work of MTSU's “Book Arts” students.
Special Collections is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located on the fourth floor of the Walker Library.
The show runs through April 18.