Fine Art Museum hosting works by MFA candidates

Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum is partnering with the WCU School of Art and Design in the presentation of new work by candidates in the master of fine arts program.

These four artists are introducing their work to the community:

* Laura Sellers; through Friday, Oct. 16.

* Renee Roberson; Monday, Oct. 26, to Friday, Nov. 13.

* Hannah Rebecca McBride; Oct. 26 to Nov. 13.

* Leigh Ann Parrish; Monday, Nov. 16, to Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Students in the master of fine arts degree program develop individual creative directions ranging from traditional painting and ceramics to experimental work in sculpture and new media. The core of the program is a set of shared courses that empowers students to conduct research, to make connections between their work and the work of others, to communicate visually, and to speak and to write.

The Fine Art Museum is located in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with extended hours on Thursdays to 7 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The museum is closed on university holidays and breaks. To learn more about the exhibits and future events, go to or call 828-227-3591.