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2012-13 Exhibition Season
Beyond the Tartan: Paula Rainey Benson
Sept. 10 – Oct. 19, Opening Reception 9/10 at 5 p.m.
Radford University alumna, Paula Rainey Benson, exhibits her current work, a series of photographs and abstract paintings dealing with the symbolic notion of vision and the spiritual awareness of presence. Paula received her MFA from Radford University in 2007 and since then has taught art classes at Blue Ridge Community College and James Madison University. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Sept. 10 at 5 pm.
Sept. 13 – Oct. 28, Opening Reception 9/13 at 5 p.m.
This exhibition showcases recent art by studio faculty in the Art Department. Artists featured include Halide Salam, Ed LeShock, Feng, Eloise Philpot, Drew Dodson, John O'Connor, Richard Bay, Alison Pack, Ken Smith, and Leah Gose. Mediums include photography, metals, ceramics, painting in various media, and more. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5pm.
Student Painting Show
Oct. 22 – Nov. 2
An exhibition of special projects and work from current undergraduate students in painting.
MFA Graduation Exhibition featuring Ryan Fletcher
Nov. 2 -16, Opening Reception 11/2 at 5 p.m.
Ryan T. Fletcher’s abstract work is an animated representation of emotions and feelings. Working large and small, the swirling hieroglyphic forms in his paintings follow his thoughts and physical movement into a personally expressive realm of art. Fletcher’s work has been described as “tangled webs, a palette that moves between the intense colors of the Fauves and Matisse and the more muted colors of the Abstract Expressionists...” Fletcher received his BFA in Printmaking and Painting from Frostburg State University in Maryland in 2009 before coming to Radford University to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree.
The Radford University Art Museum at the Covington Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 540-831-5754.
Student Ceramics show
Nov. 5 – 16
The Student Ceramics Show is an exhibition of special projects and work from current Radford University students in ceramics.
Nov. 29 - Dec. 14
Radford University graduate art students mount their own installations of art in various media.
BFA Studio Art and Graphic Design: Graduation Exhibition
Nov. 30 – Dec. 15, Opening Reception 11/30 at 5 p.m.
Graduating students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program exhibit their best works. There will be an opening reception at both locations on Friday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.
Beyond the Tartan: Aaron Shrewsbury
Jan. 28 – Mar. 8
Aaron Shrewsbury exhibits a series of paintings that explore themes of the unknown and origination. Aaron received his MFA from Radford University in 2006. He has served as the art director at Leisure Publishing of Roanoke, VA and as the assistant art director at C-Ville Weekly in Charlottesville, VA. He is currently enrolled at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont and will receive his degree from there in 2014.
Timeless: Costume Illustrations from the Paris Music Hall Collection
Jan. 25 – Feb. 9, Closing Reception 2/9 at 4 p.m.
The exhibit, a partnership with the School of Dance and Theatre gala, features designs from the flamboyant world of Parisian nightlife. Spotlighted are such internationally renowned artists as Barbier, Wittop and Zig, whose work jointly spanned the worlds of Parisian nightlife, Broadway, cinema and haute couture. University of Georgia Professor Emerita Sylvia Hillyard Pannell will lead a discussion of the works during the closing reception (Saturday, 2/9 at 4 p.m).
Weather Report: A Photographic Series by Andrzej Maciejewski
Jan. 31 – Mar. 8, Opening Reception 1/31 at 5 p.m.
Weather Report features photographs of changing weather conditions made with a camera obscura by a Polish-Canadian photographer who exhibits internationally. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m.
2013 Juried Student Show
Feb. 21 – Mar. 29, Opening Reception 2/21 at 5 p.m.
This exhibit is an annual student competition with numerous awards, including Best in Show in the undergraduate and graduate divisions. The Juried Student Show is open to all Radford University students regardless of major. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m.
Interior Design & Fashion Senior Exhibition
Mar. 19-30, Closing Reception 3/30 at 2 p.m.
Graduating Interior and Fashion Design seniors exhibit their best works. A closing reception will be held on Saturday, Mar. 30 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 540-831-5754 or 540-831-5386
Student Photography show
Mar. 21 – Apr. 12
An exhibition of special projects and work from current undergraduate students in photography.
MFA Studio Art: Graduation Exhibition
Apr. 5-21, Opening Reception 4/5 at 5 p.m.
Graduating students in the Master of Fine Arts program exhibit their best works. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Apr. 5 at 5 p.m.
Student Jewelry/Metalsmithing Show
An exhibition of special projects and work from current undergraduate students in Jewelry/Metalsmithing.There will be an opening reception on Monday, Apr. 15 at 5 p.m.
BFA Studio Art: Graduation Exhibition
Apr. 26 – Apr. 29, Opening Reception 4/26 at 5 p.m.
Graduating students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program exhibit their best works. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Apr. 26 at 5 p.m.
RU Art Museum at the Covington Center
Student Drawing show
Apr. 30 – Jun. 19, Opening Reception 4/30 at 5 p.m.
An exhibition of special projects and work from current undergraduate students in drawing. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, Apr. 30 at 5 p.m.
BFA GRAPHIC DESIGN SHOW: GRADUATION EXHIBITION
May 2 – May 11, Opening Reception 5/3 at 5 p.m.
An exhibition of special projects and work from current undergraduate students in the graphic design program. There will be an opening reception on Friday, May 3 at 5 p.m.
THE SHORT EXHIBITION: RANDOM SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
May 13 – June 14
When the students in ARTH430, Museum Studies II first visited the Radford University Museum’s repository, their immediate reaction was, “why doesn’t everyone know what we have here?” They later decided to plan an exhibition to showcase a small sample of works that convey the range of media, subject matter, and styles of the art works in the permanent collection. They also decided not to choose the better known works in the collection or works that had been seen recently since their goal was to surprise you with what the museum contains. They invite you to join them in their journey through realism and abstraction, prints and paintings, color and black-and-white representations of how artists see the world.
SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION: STORIES TO TELL
June 17 – Aug. 2
An exhibition of work from the RU Art Museum's permanent collection.
African Art (but not the real thing)
June 20 – July 15, Opening reception on 6/21 at 1 p.m.
African and Diasporan art – replications made by the ARTH420/316 Summer I class.