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Public Invited to Spring Visual Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Exhibition includes works in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography and sculpture
BOCA RATON, FL (March 26, 2010) – The department of visual arts and art history in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University will host the opening reception of the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, Sýmvolo, in the Ritter Gallery on FAU’s Boca Raton campus on Thursday, April 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. The exhibition will continue through Friday, May 7. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Sýmvolo is a collaborative exhibition of the works of graduating studio artists in the art senior seminar course. The works are in a variety of media, including ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. The class designs and installs the exhibition, and they plan and stage opening night events. These activities help to prepare students for professional life in the visual arts and design.
“Our senior seminar is the ‘capstone’ course for BFA majors in studio arts and graphic design,” said Amy Broderick, associate professor of art and art history. “The event celebrates the completion of undergraduate studies in a program that cultivates individual growth, and advocates for the creative investigation of the artist through the study of technique, history and critical dialogue in studio art.”
The University Galleries programs, including the BFA exhibition, are made possible in part through support from Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts; Palm Beach County Cultural Council; R.A. Ritter Foundation; FAU Student Government through student activity fees; and individual friends of the University Galleries.
The University Galleries are open Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed Sunday and Monday. Adult groups, public school field trips and university classes are welcome at alternative hours by appointment. Guided tours for groups are also available by appointment. For more information, contact FAU galleries at www.fau.edu/galleries/ , or call 561-297-2966.
Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit www.fau.edu .