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Bare Walls Now Adorned with MFA Students' Artwork

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
March 4, 2009


“Noon Rest 2007” oil on canvas, by Suzie Dittenber

There’s a new venue for art on campus, and fittingly, it’s in Thompson Hall right outside the graduate school office.

Last week, paintings and prints by a group of MFA students went up in the first floor hallway, an area professor Jenifer Moses, and Cari Moorhead, associate dean of the graduate school, agreed was a perfect spot to display graduate students’ work.

“I was having a meeting with Cari and we talked about it and thought it would look good—and would be appropriate—to have the paintings of graduate students there,” says Moses. “They do a lot of work that doesn’t necessarily get shown anywhere. There are a lot of great paintings no one gets to see.”

Not anymore.


"Domestic Two Step" oil on canvas, by Alan Rushing

 

Plans are to change the T Hall exhibit every fall.

“We are delighted to be able to show case the wonderful talent of our MFA students,” Moorhead said.


Left: “Exchange 2008” oil on linen by Erin Murray; “Severed Head 2008” oil on canvas by Erin Murray

The work will also be shown in April during the students’ thesis exhibitions in the Museum of Art this spring.

The five graduate students whose work is on display in T-Hall include Christopher Dolan and Erin Murray, (2009), and Suzanne Dittenber, Alan Rushing and Dustin Ohara (2010). 

“We are really trying put art up for people to see,” says Moses. “We’ve got a lot of terrific art on this campus.”


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