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MTSU BFA Candidates to Exhibit Art in April

Each spring semester the Department of Art’s Todd Art Gallery hosts a pair of Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Candidates’ exhibits. One showcases studio art while the other graphic design. Each exhibition features art majors expected to graduate in May or at the subsequent semester’s end.

MTSU senior Aly Booker's campaign illustration “30 Ways to Be a Pet Peeve: The Cat’s Ultimate Guide to Owner Persuasion” is a Judge's Choice award winner at the recent Nashville Student ADDY Awards, presented by the American Advertising Federation Nashville. Booker, a graphic design major from Morristown, Tennessee, also won Gold ADDY awards for her poster “Poison" and for her book design for “The Silent Type.”

Graphic Design by Aly Booker

The studio art BFA exhibit is scheduled April 12–21. Its participants include: AJ Martin, Kaitlin Savage, Kyle Baker, Sierra Dohanos, Kate Kirk, Patrick Newby, Mika Mollenkopf, Evelin Burns-Crobaugh and Heather Graham. Having studied under professors Marisa Recchia, Sisavanh Houghton, Nick Satinover and Michael Baggarly this group respectively represents the study of ceramics, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

An opening reception is slated for 5–7 p.m. Monday, April 11, in Todd Hall, rooms 210, 224 and 224A.

The graphic design BFA exhibit, entitled Venture: A Design Expedition, will be on display April 26–May 5. As capstone to the students’ educational experience, each will present their work through the collective format of a trade show setting as typical of their professional. Several among this group, including Erica Belletete, Aly Booker, Rachel Carlson, Hannah Cole, Matthew Eason, Aubrey Griggs, Sarah Growden, Amber Iacopelli, Jackee LaFever, Aaron McMillian, Haley Overby, Caitlin Parker, Damarea Watts and Danny Weddle Jr., took prizes in the recent American Advertising Federation’s 2016 Nashville Student ADDY Awards.

A reception opens the exhibit 5–7 p.m. Monday, April 25, in Todd Hall, rooms 210, 224, and 224A.

All Todd Art Gallery exhibits, receptions and events are open to the public. For more information, contact eric.snyder@mtsu.edu or 615-898-5532.

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