MSUToday
Published: March 22, 2012

2012 Undergraduate Art Exhibition

Contact(s): Meghan Spork University Relations Student Writer cell: (248) 250-3743 meghan.spork@ur.msu.edu

The 2012 Undergraduate Exhibition presented by Michigan State University’s Department of Art, Art History and Design features work from emerging student artists. 

“It is a time and a place where we honor the best achievements of the academic year and the most accomplished work,” said Thomas Berding, professor of art and chair of the Department of Art, Art History and Design. 

The show gives students the opportunity to experience exhibiting their work and going through the jurying process. This year the show was juried by Elysia Borowy-Reeder, an MSU art history and visual culture alumna. Borowy-Reeder is the founding executive director of the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, N.C.

“Our students learn the process of submitting for a show – selecting submissions out of the hundreds of works they might make in a year – and also the process of rejection and acceptance that are also part of an artist’s life,” Berding said. 

More than 700 works were submitted by students to be entered into the show. From those 700, Borowy-Reeder selected the pieces in the show, and also selected 18 awards, honorable mentions and best in show for different disciplines.

“We encourage our students to submit works in a variety of media,” Berding said, “so they can submit work from a number of disciplines that represent the breadth of their activity in our program.” 

The exhibit will be on view until March 30 in Gallery 125 of the Kresge Art Center. 

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The Department of Art, Art History and Design presents the 2012 Undergraduate Exhibition featuring works from emerging student artists.

The Department of Art, Art History and Design presents the 2012 Undergraduate Exhibition featuring works from emerging student artists.

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