M.F.A. graduates' works on display from coast to coast

Three Radford University alumni artists are making names for themselves and displaying their work in exhibitions around the country.

Painters Kevin Inman, Shaun C. Whiteside and Aaron Shrewsbury all hold Master of Fine Arts degrees from RU. Each is featured at public art shows beginning this month.

Kevin Inman's Hillcrest House

Hillcrest House by Kevin Inman

California-based Inman is the featured artist in "Places Here," an exhibit that uses oil painting techniques to explore San Diego's old houses, hidden alleyways and constantly evolving urban landscapes. Inman received his M.F.A. from RU's College of Visual and Performing Arts in 2008.

Inman's exhibit was chosen to complement the San Diego Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Clybourne Park" by Bruce Norris. The art exhibit is on display in the lower lobby gallery of San Francisco's Lyceum Theatre through Feb. 10. More information is available on Inman's personal website.

Rise, by Shaun Whiteside

Rise by Shaun Whiteside

Whiteside's painting "Rise" is an entrant in the juried New Waves 2013 exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach. Whiteside, who received his M.F.A. from Radford in 2011, employs natural physical forces in his paintings. The artist works on vertical, horizontal or slightly inclined surfaces, and he uses gravity to draw pigments around the canvas.

Whiteside's work will be on display as part of New Waves 2013 from Jan. 25 through April 28. For more information, call (757) 425-0000 or email info@virginiamoca.org.

Shrewsbury, a 2006 M.F.A. graduate, is returning to RU with an exhibit titled "Beyond the Tartan." The paintings in the collection explore a variety of themes including the unknown and the concept of origin. Shrewsbury has worked in Roanoke and Charlottesville, and is currently enrolled at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont, where he hopes to receive a degree in 2014.

"Beyond the Tartan" is on display in Gallery 205 in Porterfield Hall on the RU campus from Jan. 28 through March 5. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.

Jan 14, 2013
Daniel Waidelich
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