The Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam Features BFA Exhibition


Works by 12 graduating students (pictured) from SUNY Potsdam’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual arts program will be on display in the Gibson Gallery through May 19.

The Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam is pleased to display works by graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts visual arts students. The 2013 BFA Exhibition, currently on display in the Roland Gibson Gallery, features works by 12 senior visual arts students in the selective program. The exhibition has both two- and three-dimensional art, including paintings, drawing, photographs, digital works and traditional prints.

The graduating BFA artists include Ola Aldous, Joelle Burt, Hannah Butterfield, Marie DiLorenzo, Christopher Hammer, Jonathan Lalonde, Nadine Longmore, Noëlle McCall, Carli Rentsch, Sara Seferian, Sara Tierney and Sarah Wigley.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the professional undergraduate degree in the visual arts at SUNY Potsdam. The BFA adheres to the College’s strong general education in the liberal arts while offering increased breadth and depth in the studio arts. The primary goal of the program is to foster students’ mastery of visual arts by giving them further experience in the studio and advanced work in art history and arts theory.

The BFA Exhibition will be on display through May 19. This show is supported in part by the SUNY Potsdam Student Government Association, the Potsdam College Foundation and the Sweetgrass Foundation.

The Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam serves as the center for visual arts at the College, and encompasses all of the collections found throughout campus, including in the Gibson Gallery. The Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of quality works of art, and its collection includes significant artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries as well as earlier pieces. The mission of the Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam is to make direct experience of the visual arts accessible to students, faculty, staff and alumni of the College, as well as to residents of Northern New York.

Admission to the Gibson Gallery, located at Brainerd Hall, is free, and the exhibition space is handicapped-accessible. The Art Museum is open to the public from noon until 5 p.m. on Monday and Friday, from noon until 7 p.m. from Tuesday through Thursday, and from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

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Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of only three arts campuses in the entire SUNY system. SUNY Potsdam’s arts curriculum offers the full palette: music, theatre, dance, fine arts and creative writing. No matter the discipline, people from all backgrounds can find their creative compass at Potsdam, with myriad arts immersion experiences available for both campus and community.