Studio Arts Department Presents First 2015 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition at Red Dot Gallery

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Bright Middle-Class Kids with Dominant Personalities highlights works by four studio arts seniors

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Santa Fe, N.M.—March 31, 2015—The Studio Arts Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) will present the work of four Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) graduating seniors at an opening reception off-campus at Red Dot Gallery on Friday, April 3 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The exhibition will run through April 26, and is free and open to the public.

The BFA senior thesis exhibition, called Bright Middle-Class Kids with Dominant Personalities, will feature work by students Franco Andres, Brian Clinton, Caley Dennis and Frank Sankot. The title of the show references a statement made by art and cultural critic Dave Hickey.

“In the spirit of entrepreneurship, we are exhibiting in a commercial gallery setting,” said Andres. “We are interested in advancing the contemporary art culture in Santa Fe and encouraging the community to see our work on and off-campus.”

In addition to this exhibition, a second BFA senior thesis exhibition will open on May 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the Fine Arts Gallery and Fogelson Library on the SFUAD campus. It will feature work from additional studio arts seniors as well as graphic design seniors.

Bright Middle-Class Kids with Dominant Personalities

Studio Arts BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition - Part 1

Opening reception

Friday, April 3, 5–7 p.m.

The exhibition will run through April 26.

Red Dot Gallery

826 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM

About SFUADs Art Department

The Art Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design offers coursework in both materials-based studio art (painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics) and contemporary practice, such as installation, projected image, performance and video. Coursework in art history enriches and contextualizes this study. Faculty members are acclaimed artists with active careers, as well as mentors who support each student in finding his or her artistic voice. Students may earn a BA or BFA degree and can individualize and expand their program with electives from within the department or from other disciplines. They have the opportunity to exhibit in several campus galleries and to pursue internships within Santa Fe’s internationally renowned arts community as they prepare for successful careers as working artists and in arts-related fields. The Art Department is housed in the Visual Arts Center, a striking complex of buildings designed by award-winning architect Ricardo Legorreta.

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