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Cornish College of the Arts Presents BFA Art + Design Exhibition

April 28, 2010

SEATTLE, WA – Graduating seniors from the Art & Design departments present their individual thesis in the form of an exhibition as they prepare to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and enter the into the professional artistic community. This exhibition will represent the culmination of each student’s education and experience at Cornish. A wide variety of technical and conceptual skills will be presented to the public in two buildings on the Cornish campus. Artists will be present at the lively, not-to-be-missed opening reception!

“This exhibition is unique because it presents an entire body of work from each graduating senior, ranging from site-specific installations to interactive projects to new media pieces and works made by traditional techniques. It’s an opportunity for the graduates to express their creative voice to a large public audience for the first time, and a chance for visitors to preview the work of these new emerging artists.” -Jess Van Nostrand, Exhibitions Curator

Cornish College of the Arts BFA Art +Design Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, May 14, 5 - 9 pm

Art Exhibition:
May 15-29
9th Avenue Studios
427 9th Ave North

Design Exhibition:
May 15-22
Cornish Main Campus
1000 Lenora Street

Gallery hours: 12 pm - 5 pm, Monday - Saturday
Free and open to the public

For information please view the Exhibition Catalog or call 206.726.5011.

More about the Exhibition

Student pieces will include works in paint, sculpture, print, photography, and video mediums, and include the use of installation and a variety of materials and methods. Interior design, visual communications and motion design theses will also be presented by the Design department; the foci of each project will cumulatively represent the scope of issues in the design world today. These are in a unique position to portray their fresh stance to the world, and it will be a valuable opportunity for the public to view their work.

“This is the capstone exhibit for seniors in our three concentrations: Interior Design, Motion Design and Visual Communication. Students have worked closely with faculty advisors, their work has been submitted to both peer critique and external review, and the excitement and expectations have mounted throughout the term. On behalf of the whole Cornish community, I am delighted to extend our congratulations to our seniors.” - Grant Donesky, Design Department Chair

“The BFA Exhibition is the outcome of a four-year intensive exploration of the visual arts, in a curriculum that emphasizes personal discovery, skill development and critical thinking. The exhibition is conceived and executed as a self-directed project during their senior year. Students explore and deepen their understanding of one or more of the disciplines offered at Cornish: painting, photography, print arts, sculpture and video/media arts. What is paramount in the program is assisting these emerging artists in finding and developing their own personal, artistic voice.
We applaud their success and invite you to join us in welcoming them into their professional lives as contributing artists, innovators, and citizens.” - David Ulrich, Art Department Chair

For additional information or to request images please contact Meike Kaan or Lindsay Walter (see information above).

About Cornish College of the Arts

Cornish College of the Arts is nationally recognized as a premier college of the visual and performing arts offering Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in dance, theater, art, design and performance production, and a Bachelor of Music degree. A pioneer in arts education, Cornish College of the Arts sprang from the remarkable vision of Nellie Cornish, a woman determined to cultivate the arts in Seattle when it was scarcely more than a frontier town. Her philosophy of educating the artist through exposure to all the arts was progressive at the time, and continues to be innovative today.