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FAU Exhibition Presents Work of BFA Visual Arts Graduates

BOCA RATON, FL (October 25, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Visual Arts and Art History in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents “Deca,” an exhibition featuring works by students graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in visual arts and art history. The exhibition will take place from Friday, November 16 through Friday, December 7 in the Ritter Gallery on the Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

“Deca” will showcase artwork by 10 students as the culmination of their undergraduate studio art education at FAU. The exhibition will be comprised of a wide range of visual art disciplines including graphic design, painting, photography and sculpture. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Ashley Idell, Brittany Daniel, Katie Clarke, Juan Ledesma, Lisa Mangiafico, Mariela Lechin, Natalie Baron, Natalya Octo, Stephanie Lugo, and Tiana Hoover.

For more information, contact the department of visual arts and art history or the University Galleries at 561-297-2661.


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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