Saturday, April 10, 2010

WCSU Masters of Fine Arts Exhibit

Western Connecticut State University has a Masters of Fine Arts Program presided over by noted illustrator Abe Echevarria

Here's a painting from one of last year's MFA students, Perry Obee "Studio Corner with a Reflected Painting" oil on paper.

I had a chance to visit the school in November and tour the downstairs cubicles where the small and congenial group of illustration MFA students worked on a variety of themes, from zoo posters to paper sculpture.

Now you can see the fruits of their labors at the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Thesis Exhibition, featuring the paintings and illustrations of WestConn M.F.A. students.

It is currently on display from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays through Friday, April 16, in the Higgins Gallery in Higgins Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury, Connecticut. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, call (203) 837-8881.

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Pictures in the exhibit from this years class.


wcsu-arts said...

Hey James,
Appreciate the WCSU post and really enjoy your blog. I'm the guy in that picture holding your sketchbook.

All my best,


Erik Bongers said...

Original composition and self-portrait.

James Gurney said...

Hi, Jamison,
It was great to meet you and your fellow MFA-ers. Best wishes to all of you.