The 2005 BFA Graduating Class Department of Visual Arts

Barrett, Nicole and Brazil, Aaron and Brushett, Amanda and Clarke, James and Elkins, Anna and Fillatre, Renita and Haskell, Lacey and Holloway, Amy and McDonald, John and Nicol, Jillian and O'Brien, Angela and Randell, Susan and Reardon, Amanda and Reddy, Carolyn and Rideout, Jennifer and Russell, Janet and Whalen, Darren and Williams, Stephanie and Yetman, Meleny (2005) The 2005 BFA Graduating Class Department of Visual Arts. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Concrete heads that mysteriously appear and disappear from the elevator over several days, giant steel towers that climb up nearly two floors from the Atrium, strange labyrinth and tiny secret rooms that appear in corridors and stairwells like mushrooms after rain: there are everyday occurrences in the Fine Arts building. They are a constant reminder of the frenzy of activity that for seven days a week and sometimes or twenty-four hours a day, occupies our students in the Visual Arts. Whether it is traditional easel painting or sculpture, printmaking, photography or innovative experiments with the latest video and digital technology, our students are making art. In the process, they are acquiring sophisticated skills, stretching their imaginations and testing both personal and societal boundaries. In a world as polarized as ours is today, with the forces of both reaction and fundamentalism threatening every form of freedom of expression, perhaps more than ever it is the individual artistic art that is most needed to sustain the human spirit. The fourth year graduating exhibit is a vital expression of the individual talents of our students and a testament to the commitment of artistic excellence of their instructors. On behalf of the entire, Visual Arts Faculty and Staff, I would like to congratulate our graduating class on what they have achieved and to urge them to use the talent and the passion evident in this exhibition to help shape a better future for us all.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12349
Item ID: 12349
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Division of Fine Arts > Visual Arts
Date: 2005
Date Type: Publication

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