Graduating BFA Students’ Artwork Presented in Four Exhibitions

Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Art Gallery will display work from students in the Department of Art in the 2016 Graduating Seniors Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibitions April 17-May 12. The first exhibition runs April 17-21 with a reception from 5-7 p.m. April 21. The next exhibition will be on display April 24-28 with a reception from 5-7 p.m. on April 28. The third exhibition will be on display May 1-5 from 5-7 p.m. with the closing reception scheduled for 5-7 p.m. May 5. The fourth and final exhibition will be open from May 8-12 with the closing reception from 5-7 p.m. on May 12. Works presented are in ceramics, digital art, graphic design, illustration, painting, printmaking and sculpture, representing the broad expanse of Southeast’s art programs and the creativity of its students. Assistant professor and exhibitions coordinator Justin Henry Miller said, “This exhibition represents the culmination of a BFA student’s studies in the Art Department. It provides them with the opportunity to create and exhibit a thematically cohesive body of work.  This work often serves as a portfolio used when transitioning into their professional lives or graduate education. The show itself also provides students with the opportunity to learn valuable skills about exhibition installation, artwork presentation, advertising and other pertinent tools.” All exhibitions and receptions will be in the River Campus Art Gallery, which is located on the first floor of the historic Seminary Building in Room 106. River Campus Art Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-7 p.m. on First Fridays. All gallery exhibitions, events and talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Justin Miller at or (573) 651-2865.