Senior Thesis Exhibition for PSU Art Students Opens April 17

PLYMOUTH — The annual Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibition at Plymouth State University is a rite-of-passage for graduating BFA students and a requirement for graduation. All Plymouth State BFA candidates must present a capstone project to their teachers, peers and the public.

The 2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition opens April 17 at both the Karl Drerup Art Gallery on North Main Street, and the Silver Center for the Arts on Main Street, and closes May 19. Receptions will be held ...

PLYMOUTH — The annual Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibition at Plymouth State University is a rite-of-passage for graduating BFA students and a requirement for graduation. All Plymouth State BFA candidates must present a capstone project to their teachers, peers and the public.

The 2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition opens April 17 at both the Karl Drerup Art Gallery on North Main Street, and the Silver Center for the Arts on Main Street, and closes May 19. Receptions will be held at both venues April 17 from 4­–6 p.m.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition showcases work of a select group of graduating seniors. The works reflect their understanding of art and design and their preparedness to enter the creative world.

Danielle O’Malley of Bridgewater, a ceramist, says that sense of growth and tactile qualities are significant themes stimulating her whimsical work. "I work meticulously, and spend anywhere from hours to days working on the layers of a single piece. I seek to ignite a captivating dialogue between my pieces that leaves the viewer curious about the creation process, the interaction of the organic forms and the importance of texture," she says.

2012 Plymouth State University BFA candidates are:

2D/3D studio art: Zach Breen of Chester; Brian Buckland of Norway, Maine; Callie Garp of Loudon; Olivia Nelson of Lee, and Danielle O’Malley of Bridgewater.

Graphic Design: Adam Berthiaume of Salisbury, Vt.; Neil Colicchio of Groton, Mass.; Kevin Frost of Hollis Center, Maine; Christopher Ignagni of Kingston, Mass.; Craig Maines of Danbury, Veronica Musch of Narragansett, R.I.; Lauren Pineau of Little Compton, R.I.; Loni Pustizzi of Hingham, Mass.; David Steigerwald of Littleton, Mass. and Arielle Tiner of Hampstead.

The Karl Drerup Art Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Wednesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. The Silver Center for the Arts is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.­–5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon–6 p.m. Both venues are closed most PSU holidays.