Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Annual BFA Exhibit Showcases Student Talent at NH Institute of Art

Art by Emily McSweeney

Manchester, NH—It’s an art exhibit so special that it takes three of the NH Institute of Art’s downtown Manchester galleries to display it all. The Institute’s annual BFA Student Exhibition features works by the 2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts graduating class. Also on exhibit will be works by underclassmen displayed in studios and hallways throughout the campus. Each area of concentration offered at the Institute will be represented in the exhibition. The exhibit will be on display between the Amherst Street, French Building and Lowell Street galleries from May 18 through June 15.
The NH Institute of Art was recently named the state’s best art gallery by the NH Magazine Best of NH Reader Poll for a third year in a row.
“This signature event is the highlight of our year,” said Andrew Lucas, gallery director at the Institute. “We are aware of the amazing talent on our campus because we see and experience it every day. But this is the culmination of their efforts and we get to share the tremendous works of our incredibly gifted students with the public.”
Sponsored by Centrix Bank, the BFA Student Exhibit has a unique opening reception, immediately following the Institute’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18. There is also an opportunity to have a sneak peek at the student work by attending the 8th annual Preview Party Scholarship Fundraiser Saturday, May 17 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Tickets are $40 for an individual and $60 for a couple.
For more information about the annual BFA exhibit, visit the Institute’s website at www.nhia.edu. For more information about the Preview Party, or to purchase tickets, visit www.nhia.edu/preview-party or call 603.836.2546.
About the NH Institute of Art: Established in 1898 as the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences, the New Hampshire Institute of Art offers Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Art Education and Master of Fine Arts degrees as well as Certificate and Community Education programs. The Institute’s Sharon Arts center offers a wide variety of art classes and programs in the school facility in Sharon, NH as well as a Fine Craft Gallery, a Juried Artist Member Gallery, and an Exhibition Gallery in Peterborough, NH.
The New Hampshire Institute of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. More information is available online at www.nhia.edu and www.sharonarts.org.


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