See new works by graduating artists at UAB BFA exhibition April 25-May 7

Fifteen graduating Department of Art and Art History students will have their works featured in the exhibition, with a free opening reception from 6-8 p.m. April 29.
bfa 2016 webRachel Ejem, "Rational Irrationalism XI," 2015; mixed media on paper; 10x20”

Fifteen graduating University of Alabama at Birmingham students will have their works featured in a Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition April 25-May 7, with a free opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 29.

The students, in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History, have produced works that represent deep focus in the department’s individual studio areas as well as interdisciplinary approaches across media, says Chair Lauren Lake, MFA. The BFA exhibition is a highlight of the BFA undergraduate career as it demonstrates and celebrates students’ accomplishments.

The artists are Mia Badham, Corey Bright, Catherine Duncan, Rachel Ejem, Alyssa Fagaly, Heather Garner, Claire Godbee, Jonah Grice, Lauren Harbison, Morgan Mahan, Lisa Nguyen, Savannah Owen, Hannah Rettig, Stephen Stark and Anna Zoladz.

The BFA exhibition, free and open to the public, is on show at the CAS’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. Call 205-975-6436 or visit AEIVA online at 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 Department of Art and Art History’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree offers students an intensive exploration across a breadth of media, and within a depth of discipline that allows the undergraduate student to prepare to be an artist or designer, to begin a career in the arts, or to continue his or her studies in graduate school. Students gain skills and competencies including team-based learning, technology, communication, aesthetic judgment, interdisciplinary and innovative approaches, critical analysis, and professional development throughout their program of study. The BFA exhibition, a highlight of the undergraduate career, both demonstrates and celebrates the students’ accomplishments.

  • April 25