Husson University’s 7th Hart Open Studio Event to Showcase Student Art, Photography, and Graphic Design

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An exhibition at the Hart Studio on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 will feature Husson University student artwork. Student drawings, paintings, pastels, photography, graphic design, set design, computer aided drafting, digital illustration, collages, assemblages, and batik prints will be on display.

"Mexicali Blues", photograph, Katelyn Boyington, Husson University, 2017

This photograph by Husson University student Katelyn Boyington is just one of many exceptional pieces of artistic expression that will be on display at Hart Studio on May 2, 2017.

Public exhibitions are a valuable part of the art educational experience. They serve as venues where students can exchange creative ideas with their peers and receive feedback from members of the public.

WHAT:
Student work from Husson University will be featured at an exhibition on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. A wide variety of creative mediums will be represented as part of this showcase. Student drawings, paintings, pastels, photography, graphic design, set design, computer aided drafting, digital illustration, collages, assemblages, and batik prints will be on display.

The featured work was created in a variety of fine arts courses at Husson University. Also included are graphic design pieces from the marketing and communications program at Husson’s New England School of Communications and individual student submissions.

Exemplary student work from the following courses will be included as part of this showcase:

  •     CT 245     Photography I
  •     CT 345    Photography II
  •     EP 221     Computer Aided Drafting/3-D Visualization
  •     EP 441     Design and Technical Practicum
  •     EP 448     Final Portfolio/Proficiency Review
  •     FA 101     Art and Human Experience
  •     FA 110    Photography
  •     FA 120     Drawing 1
  •     FA 125    Art for Children
  •     FA 200    Exploring with Art
  •     FA 205    Painting 1
  •     FA 210    Pastel Painting
  •     MC 245    Graphic Design I
  •     MC 329    Digital Illustration
  •     MC 335    Graphic Design II

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

WHO:
Kathi J. Smith, an assistant professor of studio arts and art appreciation at Husson University, organized this exhibition. She will be available for interviews.

Assistant Professor Smith joined Husson University in 2014 and has over 15 years of art education experience. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing, with a minor in art history from the University of Southern Maine. Smith also has a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of New Hampshire.

Prior to joining Husson University, Smith taught at Plymouth State University where she received their Distinguished Teaching Lecturer Award. Over the past four years, she has participated in many regional and national exhibitions, and five prestigious residencies. She received a full fellowship supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation to attend the Vermont Studio Center and has been a fellow and artist-in-residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut, and the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation in Maine. In the summer of 2014, she participated in a seven-week artist-in-residency program in Brittany, France, sponsored by Maryland Institute College of Art. The July 2013 edition of Artscope Magazine ran a feature on her called “Kathi Smith’s New England.” She exhibits her work regularly in Maine, New York, and New Hamphire and maintains a working studio in Bangor, ME. Smith practices primarily in the arena of painting and drawing, though she also has facility in ceramics, printmaking, and other mediums. Smith’s artwork reflects her landscape, in which she invites close observation of familiar-seeming places and their narratives.

WHEN:
Monday, May 2, 2017 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Refreshments will be served from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

WHERE:
Husson University
Hart Hall - Basement
Hart Art Studio
1 College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401

WHY:
This showcase is designed to give students an opportunity to share their work with the public. It is also an opportunity to highlight some of the exceptionally talented students at Husson University. Public exhibitions are a valuable part of the art educational experience. They serve as venues where students can exchange creative ideas with their peers and receive feedback from members of the public.

The event is a collaboration between Husson’s College of Science and Humanities and the University’s New England School of Communications.

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies, science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.

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