MSUToday
Published: April 9, 2014

MFA exhibition reception Saturday at Broad MSU

Contact(s): Jake Pechtel Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU office: (517) 884-3909 pechtelj@msu.edu

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is displaying works of art by six Master of Fine Arts degree candidates at the “2014 Department of Art, Art History, and Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition” through Sunday.

A reception will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. The Broad Art Museum at MSU is getting DefunKt to fete the reception. They're going back in time to an era of funk music and bringing back some defunct technology, too.

This annual exhibition provides these emerging professional artists the opportunity to share their artistic accomplishments with the public. Featured artists include: Lena B. Ellis-Boatman, printmaking; Bahareh Karamifar painting; Jefferson Kielwagen, sculpture; Peter Lusch, graphic Design; Wade Folger MacDonald, ceramics; and Elise Toups, painting.

Marking the culmination of a three-year MFA degree program that emphasizes extensive creative exploration under the supervision of a faculty guidance committee, the 2014 MFA degree candidates have engaged in a period of focused studio practice. They also have completed coursework in art history and related fields encouraging the artists to situate their work within the larger discourse of contemporary art.

“This is an exciting time in a student’s life when they summon the courage to present their work to the world. We congratulate them all and are very happy to present their creative efforts in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU,” said Michael Rush, Director of the Broad Art Museum MSU.

The 2014 MFA Exhibition is organized by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design and the Broad Art Museum at MSU. Support for this exhibition is provided by The Graduate School at MSU and the John and Susan Berding Family Endowment.

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