ISU integrated studio arts seniors to showcase work in annual BFA exhibition March 31-April 12

03/28/16

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University seniors majoring in integrated studio arts will showcase their work in the annual Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition March 31 through April 12 in the ISU College of Design's Gallery 181.

"Of More Than Ordinary Significance" will feature work by 23 students who will graduate with a BFA in integrated studio arts from Iowa State in 2016 (May, August or December). Each graduating senior selected a collection of his/her own work that most strongly represented her/his time in the degree program.

Inspired by the definition of art, the exhibition title is intended to broaden the contemporary characterization of fine artists in the real world, said integrated studio arts senior Samantha Bedford of Carroll. Bedford and her classmates are enrolled in the spring-semester ArtIS 499: Senior Seminar/Exhibition course taught by Joe Muench, associate professor of art and visual culture. Associate Professor Chris Martin is helping the students coordinate the gallery installation.

Gallery hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. April 9. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Students participating in the show include:
Cody Beetler, Adkins, Texas
Samantha Bedford, Carroll
Zoe Broerman, Rudd
Taylor Campbell, Pleasant Hill
Zhengyun Guo, Lanzhou, China
Lauren Haylock, Lindenhurst, Illinois
Kayla Hendrickson, Mason City
Seth Hugghins, Fort Dodge
Abigail Eoriatti, Ankeny
Caroline Freese, Indianola
Jacob Jones, Sioux City
Alex Lorang, Manchester
Chelsea McConnell, Des Moines
Ashley Minnick, Council Bluffs
Cori Nease, Clive
Jessica Peugh, Des Moines
Shayney Scott, Villisca
Nick Sullivan, Dunlap
Julia Takemura, Mason City
Jared Thompson, Lake Mills
Nathan West, Rockwell City
Matt Wilson, Matteson, Illinois

Contacts:
Samantha Bedford, Integrated Studio Arts senior, bedford5@iastate.edu
Chris Martin, Art and Visual Culture, (515) 294-1639, chmartin@iastate.edu
Joe Muench, Art and Visual Culture, (515) 294-7634, jmuench@iastate.edu
Heather Sauer, Design Communications, (515) 294-9829, hsauer@iastate.edu

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