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Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

May 1 – 17, 2015
Artists’ Reception: May 8, 5 – 7 pm
Closed May 7 all day and May 8 until noon for MFA oral examinations.

We are pleased to present the work of Anthony J. Camarota, Jaymee Harvey, Eric Lainson , Madison LaVallee, Thomas Makovitch, and Jason Kates van Staveren, Master of Fine Arts degree candidates for the spring semester 2015. The 60-credit M.F.A. is the terminal degree in studio art. Also featured is work by Master of Arts candidate Nancy Powhida. The M.A. degree is a 30 credit-hour graduate program in studio art. A tradition since 1983, the M.F.A. exhibition is an important way in which the University Art Museum and the Department of Art and Art History collaborate to enhance the academic environment at the University at Albany. The exhibition represents the culmination of these students’ intensive training and study in fine art practices. It provides an opportunity for them to exhibit in a professional museum setting and to share their efforts with the academic community, alumni, audiences of the Capital Region, and beyond.

We are grateful to the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, The University at Albany Foundation, the College of Arts and Sciences, University Auxiliary Services , and the Ann C. Mataraso Endowment Fund, established in honor of Professor Emeritus Mark Greenwold, for support of the exhibition and this publication. The Department of Art and Art History would also like to thank the museum staff for its hard work and dedication throughout the exhibition process.

Rachel Dressler, Chair, Department of Art and Art History     
Janet Riker, Director, University Art Museum