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Galleries to Host First Senior Undergraduate B.F.A. Exhibition April 19-May 7

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 New to Winthrop University Galleries, the Senior Undergraduate B.F.A. Exhibition will run April 19-May 7.
 The Galleries will host an opening reception for the B.F.A. exhibition April 23 in Rutledge Gallery.

Students Tina Byrum (right) and Molly Wise install Wise's
work "Max" and "Henriette" for the Senior B.F.A. Exhibition.
"Brooch No. 3" by Amy Tavern

ROCK HILL, S.C. - An exhibition opening in Winthrop University Galleries will showcase the work of senior undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidates and offer fine arts students exhibition experience in the gallery setting.

Opening April 19 in the Rutledge and Patrick Galleries, the Senior Undergraduate B.F.A. Exhibition is a new exhibition designed to enrich the fine arts student experience at the senior level, according to Assistant Gallery Director Karen Derksen. Winthrop University Galleries will host an opening reception on April 23 from 6:30-8 p.m. in Rutledge Gallery.

The B.F.A. Exhibition will run April 19-May 7, with an extra viewing on May 8 after convocation from 12:30-2 p.m.

The Galleries will continue to focus on student-artists with the "Making in the Real World" lecture series. Angela Bubash, a studio artist and educator, and Amy Tavern, a jewelry maker and resident artist at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, N.C., will talk to students and the community about their professional experiences and work on April 22 at 8 p.m. in Rutledge Building 119.

The "Making in the Real World" lecture series features artists who discuss their work and address issues student-artists will face in their careers.

Also on display through April 16 is the Visual Communication Design Student Exhibition in the Lewandowski Student Gallery. Beginning April 26, the Interior Design Student Exhibition will be on display in the student gallery. The Interior Design Student Exhibition will continue through May 8. 

Exhibitions, lectures and receptions are free and open to the public. Winthrop University Galleries hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed on weekends. The Galleries will be closed June 19-August 15.

For more information about these exhibitions, contact Derksen at 803/323-2493 or

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