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Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Opens April 29th at University Art Museum

The Spring 2011 MFA Exhibit runs from April 29th through May 15th.
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates Paul Bauhs, Suzanne June Boatenreiter, Yaminay N. Chaudhri, Euna Goh, Jelena Opacić, Sara Pruiksma, Georgia Wohnsen and John W. Yost will have the work displayed at the University at Albany Art Museum from April 29th through May 15th as part of the annual Spring MFA Exhibit. The candidates will be on hand on Friday, May 6, from 5-7 p.m. for the exhibit's opening reception. The reception -- as well as the Art Museum -- is free and open to the public.

The artists featured in this exhibition have just completed the University at Albany Art Department's three-year, 60 credit-hour program of intensive training and study in contemporary fine art practices.  At the end of their MFA studies, candidates are required to exhibit a cohesive body of their work.  This work forms the core of the MFA candidates' visual thesis and demonstrates the vigor and expertise with which these emerging artists explore their respective choice of mediums.

The University Art Museum provides MFA candidates with the opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional museum setting.  At the same time, the museum offers area viewers a unique opportunity to see how today's emerging artists are addressing contemporary issues in the visual arts.  The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is an important milestone for these artists and marks their debut into the larger art world.

The exhibition is supported by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Ann C. Mataraso Endowment Fund.

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