Students pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the Department of Visual Art and Design at Weber State University exhibit their capstone work in a thesis exhibition prior to graduation. The exhibition usually takes place twice a year, for both Fall and Spring graduates, and provides a valuable opportunity for students to showcase their best art and design work alongside their peers, however, because of campus closure due to COVID-19, we are unable to physically host the exhibition for the 18 Spring 2020 graduates. Alternatively, we will feature a different student spotlight on our gallery's instagram page each day, starting April 4th. Please go to www.instagram.com and search for our account, @wsushawgallery, to see these posts. Additionally, there are tentative plans to offer students from this group a chance to physically exhibit their work in the Shaw Gallery Project Space during the Fall 2020 semester if they so desire. We will post updates about these potential exhibitions when they become available.
Warm Water, a profound collection of new works by Charles Edward Williams uses the event that spurred the Chicago Race Riots of 1919 as a catalyst for this powerful collection of multi-media works that investigate themes of racism, bias, cultural identity, equality, injustice, survival, and human interconnectedness. It’s been over 100 years since what became known as the Red Summer, a volatile time in our country’s history when racial tensions came to a head as violent riots broke out nationwide. As we begin Black History month, we ask our gallery visitors to experience this exhibition and contemplate how history informs the present, and how the work of contemporary artists like Charles Edward Williams can create opportunities for dialogue and reflection. Located in the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery Project Space.
2020 WSU Student Art & Design Exhibition
When: January 24 - April 3
Guest Juror Lecture: January 24th at 6 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 24 from 7 - 9 p.m.
Location: Kimball Visual Arts Center, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery
Cost: Free and open to the public
Don't miss the 2020 Biennial Student Art & Design Exhibition happening January 24 - April 03! This year's guest juror is Amy Jorgensen, Executive Director & Chief Curator at Granary Arts. Amy will give a curatorial lecture at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 24th, preceding the opening reception at 7p.m.