The UAB Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition represents the culmination of a diverse and intensive program of undergraduate study and will feature works by UAB DAAH students Katherine Rubens and Ricardo Munoz of Birmingham and Jourdan Cunningham of Sylacauga.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. A free closing reception is planned for 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at AEIVA, 1221 10th Ave. South. Call 205-975-6436 or visit AEIVA online at www.uab.edu/cas/aeiva.
“Throughout the curriculum in the Department of Art and Art History, students are challenged to be critical and creative thinkers and effective communicators, and to engage with the community,” said DAAH Chair, Lauren Lake, MFA. “The BFA exhibition is a highlight of the BFA undergraduate career, as it demonstrates and celebrates our students’ accomplishments.”
The fall 2015 BFA exhibition features mixed-media sculpture, animation, photography, printmaking and ceramic works, says AEIVA Curator John Fields.
“Each of these young artists has a unique voice with which they explore the evolution of self, life’s inevitable disappointments, personal narratives, and the struggle to contextualize their experiences within larger artistic and cultural dialogues,” Fields said.
It is exciting for AEIVA to present the exhibition and showcase the thesis work of the next generation of emerging artists, says AEIVA Director Lisa Tamiris Becker.
The Department of Art and Art History’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree offers students an intensive exploration across a breadth of media and depth of discipline. Students gain skills and competencies including team-based learning, technology, communication, problem solving, aesthetic judgment, interdisciplinary approaches, innovative thinking, critical analysis and professional development throughout their program of study. For more information, visit the department at www.uab.edu/art or contact Jared Ragland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sundays and holidays.
The Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts is a new, cutting-edge facility designed by world-renowned late architect Randall Stout, a protégé of Frank Gehry. The 26,000-square-foot building was named for lead donors Judy and Hal Abroms, and Ruth and the late Marvin Engel. AEIVA features a series of three professional, state-of-the-art galleries for exhibitions, as well as a 95-seat lecture hall and a series of climate-controlled storage spaces that house AEIVA’s growing permanent collection. The building’s academic classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices are home to the Department of Art and Art History, facilitating a dynamic partnership in AEIVA’s mission of enhancing social, cultural and historical understanding through the visual arts across UAB and the broader community.