Department of Art Spring 2019 MFA Open Studios
The UNLV Department of Art hosts its Spring MFA Open Studios on Friday, May 3 from 6-9PM. Come meet the artists and visit their studios where they will be sharing recent work. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Open Studios event is an opportunity to learn about the UNLV Graduate Art Program and engage with MFA candidates working in a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, photography, digital art, video and performance, investigating a range of aesthetic, formal and conceptual concerns. Participating artists: Douglas Emery, Ali Fathollahi, Jennifer Henry, Homero Hidalgo, Christopher Jones, Holly Lay, Peter Mengert, Nanda Sharif-pour, Xiaomeng Tang and Shelby Westika. 2nd-year candidate Peter Mengert will be hosting an opening reception for his MFA Midway Exhibition in Grant Hall Gallery.
Studios are located on the second floor of Archie Grant Hall and across the street in the GRS Building (the old Carl’s Jr.) at 4570 Maryland S. Parkway. Free parking is available in the parking lots in front of Grant Hall and Alta Ham Fine Arts. Limited parking is available on site at GRS.
MFA Open Studios will coincide with the BFA talks at the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and the BFA Exhibition Reception at the Donna Beam Gallery. Signage will be posted at Grant Hall and GRS to direct visitors that night. All events free and open to the public.
About the Program:
The three-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is studio-based and research-focused with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity, community engagement, and professional development. Each MFA student is provided with individual studio space. Graduate Assistantships in teaching, research, and professional development financially support and professionally advance students who have rare opportunities to engage in cutting edge research, contribute to the development of curriculum, manage studios and shops, and work alongside community members, local organizations, and other departments on campus. As the culmination of the program, each MFA Candidate produces a public graduation thesis project.
The Department of Art is reviewing and revising its curriculum and programming to create a model for professional development in all areas of the arts, design, and relevant histories, to teach the diversity of culture and identity in the US and its democratic values, and to prepare graduates for success in competitive and evolving communities through access to cutting-edge fabrication equipment, new critical and creative contexts, and opportunities for exhibition, publication, discussion, and critique linked with various partners in Las Vegas and beyond.
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