MSU’s Broad Art Museum to Feature Five Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University will display works of art by five Master of Fine Arts degree candidates at the 2013 Department of Art |Art History | Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition from April 13 to April 28. An opening reception will take place on Friday, April 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. The evening will also feature musical performances by Yogurt Culture and Henry and Hazel Slaughter.
This annual exhibition provides these emerging professional artists the opportunity to share their artistic accomplishments with the public. Featured artists include: Ryan Groendyk, Volodymyr Shcherbak, Steven Stradley, Deborah Alma Wheeler, and Rebekah Zurenko. In the weeks following the opening reception, the MFA candidates will introduce and discuss their work in a series of gallery talks. Steven Stradley and Volodymyr Shcherbak will present on April 17 at 11:30 AM and Ryan Groendyk, Deborah Alma Wheeler, and Rebekah Zurenko will present on April 23 at 3:00 PM.
Marking the culmination of a three-year MFA degree program that emphasizes extensive creative exploration under the supervision of a faculty guidance committee, the 2013 MFA degree candidates have engaged in a period of focused studio practice. They have also completed coursework in art history and related fields encouraging the artists’ to situate their work within the larger discourse of contemporary art.
As part of the MFA curriculum, the candidates work closely with curators and staff at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum to plan, promote, and mount the show. “This exhibition is an excellent example of student creative endeavors being shared with external audiences in a public environment,” said Tom Berding, chair of the Department of Art | Art History | Design. “As we celebrate the inaugural year of exhibitions in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum MSU, we look forward to future collaborations between the Broad and the Department of Art | Art History | Design.”
“This is an exciting time in a student’s life when they summon the courage to present their work to the world. We congratulate them all and are very happy to present their creative efforts in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU,” says Michael Rush, Director of the Broad Art Museum MSU.
Admission is free to Broad Art Museum MSU. The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is located on the campus of Michigan State University near the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Collingwood Drive. Museum hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday through Thursday, 12:00 PM to 9PM on Friday, and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM through the weekend. For additional information, visit www.broadmuseum.msu.edu andwww.art.msu.edu.