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CJS Gallery hosts BFA Senior Studio Exhibition

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Article Published: May. 3, 2012 | Modified: May. 11, 2012

Catherine J. Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University presents the BFA Senior Studio Exhibition: Spring 2012.

The exhibition is on view through May 11 includes work by 13 candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art. The gallery is pleased to present works by the following artists: Kara Brown, Zac Cone, Zen Du, Joseph Duffer, David Gordon, Anna Johnson, Rosy Kirby, Lily Brittany Lane, Kirby Mellott, Meagan O’Connor, Allison Wesley Powers, Lindsey Steinmann, and Catherine Ann Watson.

In addition, Meagan O’Connor will exhibit her extensive collection of clay work at the Looking Glass Gallery in the Plemmons Student Union at ASU. Additional works installed and on display outside in public areas on campus include those by Zac Cone, Joseph Duffer, Dave Gordon, and Allison Wesley Powers. Works in all venues encompass a variety of media, including drawing, printmaking, fibers, painting, metals, ceramics, sculpture, and installation.

For the past year, these students have been working with Scott Ludwig, professor in the ASU Department of Art.

“The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition provides the Department of Art, the Boone community, parents, family and friends an opportunity to gather together and celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating BFA Studio students,” Ludwig said. “This year’s group of students has worked tirelessly, developing exceptional work in the areas of drawing, printmaking, fibers, painting, metals, ceramics, sculpture and installation. Their perseverance has resulted in an exceptional show that represents the quality and diversity of the ASU art department. This year’s exhibition is exceptionally special in that each student has been working with multiple forms of art media, expanding the boundaries of what the art department really has to offer.”

A closing reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday, May 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Catherine J Smith Gallery. There will be a walking tour of outside works beginning at the entrance of the gallery, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The tour will end at the Looking Glass Gallery for another reception at 7 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.

The Catherine J. Smith Gallery is located at 733 Rivers St. in Farthing Auditorium on the ASU campus. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (828) 262-2569 or visit

The Looking Glass Gallery is located on the first floor of the Plemmons Student Union on campus.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, from noon to 10 p.m. Gallery admission is free. For more information, visit

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