Article Published: Nov. 29, 2013 | Modified: Dec. 14, 2013
Catherine J. Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University
presents “Friggatriskaidekaphopbia: BFA Senior Studio Exhibition Fall
The exhibition is on view from Dec. 2 to 13 and includes work
by the candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art. These student artists are
exploring a wide variety of studio techniques, including photography, fibers, metals, installation,
ceramics, performance and multimedia projects.
The gallery is
showcasing works from the following artists: Palmer Lanier Bradshaw, Bailey Ewing, Holly Felice,
Jennifer Harley, Brittney Mitro, Becca Vaughan, Leann Rafferty, Emily Smith and Laura Seals.
Katherine Meeks’ project will be on view at the Looking Glass Gallery in Plemmons Student
For the past year, these students have been working with Gary
Nemcosky, professor in the ASU Department of Art.
“The Bachelor of
Fine Arts Exhibition at the Catherine J. Smith Gallery happens only twice a year, but it is highly
anticipated by our exhibiting and graduating students for years,” Nemcosky said. “This semester, the
show will feature a fascinating range of works from fine metals, mixed media fibers, mixed and
found media fibers and performance, mixed process photography, photography installation, ceramic
installations, installation/performance, mixed media sculpture featuring melting sugar and digital
interactive media projected from an El Camino onto buildings, beginning with Wey Hall itself. This
semester’s exhibition is a great representation of what goes on in the art department — a very
exciting place to be.”
A reception for the artists will take place Friday,
Dec. 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the gallery. A reception for Meeks’ exhibition will also take place
Dec. 13, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Looking Glass Gallery.
Catherine J. Smith Gallery is located in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at 733 Rivers
St. on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone. Admission is free for all events and
programs. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and during special events. For more
information, call (828) 262-7338, or visit http://www.art.appstate.edu/cjs