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B.F.A. Senior Exhibition open at ETSU’s Reece Museum, Slocumb Galleries

Contributed • Mar 11, 2019 at 1:18 PM

The Spring 2019 B.F.A. exhibition is open through March 29 at East Tennessee State University’s Reece Museum and Slocumb Galleries.

Twenty-one graduating seniors are exhibiting their work in fulfillment of a requirement of their bachelor of fine arts degree.

Their work includes collage, graphic design, illustration, painting, ceramics, sculpture, installation, fibers and more.

The students’ exhibits focus on a variety of topics, ranging from the coal industry, Appalachian mountain wildlife threatened by extinction, the process of bread-making, the art of makeup, stress management and the biblical Book of Job.

Featured artists whose works are on display at the Reece Museum include Kazlyn Bastone, Madison Calloway, McHalie Campbell, Jill Childress, Shelby Drain, Marykate Gaffney, Rachel Harbin, Tyler Hicks, Amber Howard, Emily Johnson, Gabrielle Morgan, Hannah Oakes, Heather Rollar, Jimmy Stewart, Jodie Strapp, Grant Ward, Adriana Watkins and Ashlyn York.

On display at Slocumb Galleries are works by Anabel Hadad, Haley Keene and Joanna Malcom.

The public is invited to meet the artists during a closing reception on Thursday, March 28, from 5-7 p.m. at both the Reece Museum, 363 Stout Drive, and Slocumb Galleries in Ball Hall, 232 Sherrod Drive.

The guest of honor during this reception will be Dr. Bert Bach, longtime ETSU provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, who recently announced his upcoming retirement.

Regular hours are weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with extended hours until 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Slocumb Galleries, and from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Reece Museum. Both the exhibit and the reception are free.

For more information, call the Reece Museum at 423-439-4392 or Slocumb Galleries at 423-483-3179.

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