Art students to exhibit in Fine Arts Museum

Harvest Ganong’s sculpture “Classical Spirits.”

Harvest Ganong’s sculpture “Classical Spirits.”

Twenty-one seniors in the Fine Arts Program at Western Carolina University will present a thesis exhibition in the areas of ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture from Thursday, March 1, through Saturday, March 24, in the Fine Arts Museum.

An opening reception will be held on March 1 from 4-6 p.m. in the museum, located in the Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Blaine Johnston’s “Climbing Fred,” a sculpture at the entrance of the fine art wing of WCU’s Fine and Performing Art Center.

Blaine Johnston’s “Climbing Fred,” a sculpture at the entrance of the fine art wing of WCU’s Fine and Performing Art Center.

The students are part of Western’s art department portfolio class, taught by Marya Roland, associate professor of art and sculpture. The class is designed to prepare students to enter the professional art world.

“This exhibit is noteworthy because of the quality and selection of the work to be shown. Connie Bostic, Asheville artist, writer and past owner of Zone One Contemporary gallery, will curate the paintings, sculpture, photographs, ceramics and prints,” Roland said. “Also remarkable is the number of exhibiting seniors. It will be a lively show, guaranteed.”

The Fine Arts Museum is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For more information about the exhibition, contact Marya Roland at (828) 227-3593 or at roland@email.wcu.edu.