Reception for undergraduate exhibition set at Fine Art Museum

The 50th annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition is on display through March 30.

Currently on display at Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum is the annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition.

This marks the 50th anniversary of the exhibition, making it one of the longest-running art traditions at WCU. To celebrate, there will be a reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, March 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the museum. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

The exhibition provides an opportunity for students to share their work with a larger public while enhancing their skills in presenting artwork in a professional gallery setting. The students must write artist statements, compile digital images of their objects and prepare their work for display by framing, matting and creating mounts. Their work will be judged by Beth Hinderliter, associate professor of cross disciplinary studies at James Madison University.

On display through March 30 are 22 works by 18 undergraduate students representing a variety of disciplines. The works include photography, sculpture, ceramics, book arts, painting, drawing and fiber art.

The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit bardoartscenter.wcu.edu or call 828-227-3591.