LAWRENCE – Visual art students competing for scholarships will exhibit their works in a show starting April 27 at the University of Kansas. The exhibition is free, and the public is welcome.
The Department of Visual Art Student Scholarship Exhibition and Open Studios will feature art from 100 undergraduate and graduate students. The students exhibiting have been nominated by faculty to participate in the show and are eligible to receive scholarships based on performance in their major. The pieces will be on display on the third and fourth floors of the Art and Design Building.
“This is an exciting time of year for the Visual Art faculty and students. Each year a strong group of undergrad and graduate students are recognized for their achievements,” said Mary Anne Jordan, Chair of Visual Art. “This is a great time to visit the galleries and see the impressive work the students produce. At KU School of the Arts, we are fortunate to have the ability to offer such significant support for students in Visual Art.”
The exhibition begins with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 on the third floor. During that time, the department will also host open studios of senior and graduate students’ spaces on all floors of the building (a map will be provided). The studios will be open to the public for Sunday only, while the rest of the exhibition will continue through April 29.
A range of disciplines will be represented, including ceramics, drawing, expanded media, jewelry/metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles.
The Art and Design Building is at the northeast corner of 15th Street and Naismith Drive. Visitor parking is available at the Allen Fieldhouse Parking Garage, 1501 Irving Hill Road.
The Department of Visual Art is one of four departments in the School of the Arts. As part of the KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of the Arts offers fresh possibilities for collaboration between the arts and the humanities, sciences, social sciences, international and interdisciplinary studies. The Department of Visual Art provides students with the technical skill and cultural awareness essential to the careers of professional artists, scholars, teachers or administrators.