ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College presents the 2007 Thesis Exhibition from Sunday, July 22, through Sunday, July 29, at the UBS/Bard College Exhibition Center at 7401 South Broadway in Red Hook, New York. There also will be presentations by MFA candidates at Bard College in the evenings from July 23 to 26. Both the exhibition and presentations are free and open to the public.
The opening reception is Sunday, July 22, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Free shuttle service is available for the opening on July 22 from the Amtrak station in Rhinecliff to the exhibition in Red Hook and return. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 845-758-7481, or visit www.bard.edu/mfa.
The 2007 MFA candidates are Megan Fraser, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Libby Hux, Jay King, Thomas Torres, and David Zuckerman (film/video); Jessica Feldman (music/sound); Nikolas Gambaroff, Alisha Kerlin, Charles Mayton, and Mandolyn Wilson (painting); Anthony Fuller (photography); Brent Baggett, Debra Baxter, Robert de Saint Phalle, and Corin Hewitt (sculpture); and Dorothy Albertini, Seth Fragomen, Dan Poston, and Ann Stephenson (writing). Terri C. Smith is the exhibition coordinator.
The schedule for presentations by the MFA candidates is as follows: Monday, July 23, in the Bertelsmann Campus Center multipurpose room and the Avery Theater: Dorothy Albertini (writing) and Thomas Torres (film/video); Tuesday, July 24, in the Avery Theater: Libby Hux (film/video), Ann Stephenson (writing); Wednesday, July 25, in the Campus Center multipurpose room and the Avery Theater: Dan Poston (writing), David Zuckerman (film/video); and Thursday, July 26, in the Weis Cinema of the Campus Center: Seth Fragomen (Writing). All presentations begin at 5:00 p.m.
The students in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts have spent three intensive summers in residence at Bard, where they have worked with faculty who are leading artists in their respective fields of painting, writing, photography, sculpture, film/video, and music/sound. During the winter months, the students continued to work on independent projects related to their field of study. The MFA Program at Bard offers students the opportunity to receive cross-disciplinary feedback about their work, receiving a broader and deeper response from a community of artists, rather than the departmental approach that traditional MFA programs favor.