You are invited to experience the culmination of work in artistic excellence by the Bachelor of Fine Art graduates from Southern Utah University. Each spring the creative visions and achievements of these seniors from the University’s Department of Art and Design are showcased at this finale event, the Senior BFA Portfolio Exhibition. This event offers a chance to experience the collection of work created by these exceptional students, and this year showcases the honed talents of fifteen seniors in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, illustration, and graphic design. The exhibition opens with a reception on Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7–9 pm at Southern Utah University’s Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery and runs through Saturday, May 4, 2013. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday, noon to 7 pm. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
The two artists showcasing their talents in painting, drawing, and printmaking are Rebecca Smith and Mary Swank; Derick Johnson will showcase his artistic achievements in illustration; and the artists showcasing their skills in graphic design are Ryan Birrenbach, Eva Chau, Keenan Fukui, Sydney Gordon, Mitch Grimshaw, Kohl Harris, Maggie Hyde, Taryn Katter, Chey Rasmussen, Ashley Ruff, Billy Tautua'a, and Courtney Terry.
Southern Utah University Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Jeff Hanson is looking forward to showcasing the graduates’ high-quality work. “These young professionals have accumulated high-level bodies of work for their portfolios and have futures as artists and professionals in the world. This exhibition is a great opportunity for younger students and the public to experience some of the best work Southern Utah University students have to offer, and we encourage all to attend,” Hanson said.
The Senior BFA Portfolio Exhibition improves each year and is an event that should not be missed! The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery’s mission is to exhibit, collect, and preserve historic and contemporary works of art significant to the interior American West. In addition, the Gallery hosts art exhibitions that represent the principal artistic styles and periods of world cultures. For more information, visit www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery or call (435) 586-5432.