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B.F.A. exhibits at ETSU’s Slocumb Galleries and Millennium Centre

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JOHNSON CITY (March 27, 2014) — East Tennessee State University’s annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibitions are featured at Millennium Centre and Slocumb Galleries, and will continue at Slocumb through April, showcasing the talents of graduating seniors in the university’s Department of Art and Design.

Different students will exhibit each week in Slocumb Galleries, which will be open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with extended hours on Thursday until 6 p.m. and during a reception. Admission is free.

A joint reception for the students exhibiting during the week of March 31-April 5 will be held at the galleries on Friday, April 4, from 6-8 p.m.

The featured exhibits include “Connections” by John Hodgson, whose work will be displayed at the Millennium Center during the Appalachian Student Research Forum on April 2-3. Hodgson received a collaborative grant from the Honors College to explore the connections between traditional art techniques and technology and the way they communicate to the viewer. Works from the collaborative grant are part of the “Connections” exhibition.

“Call of the Void” by Tyler Ridgeway will be on display at Slocumb Galleries. Ridgeway has been exhibited in a solo show at Cleveland State Community College, as well as the ETSU Student Honors Show in 2012 and in 2013, when he received the Drawing Merit Award. His body of work explores “a more conceptual take on figure drawings.”

Another Slocumb exhibit will be “Shared Names” by Trish Gibson. In addition, her work will be on display at the ETSU Bucstock Music Arts Festival, Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Gibson’s photographic work is based on sibling relationships and connections.

Hunter Hines will also display his work at Bucstock, as well as at Slocumb. In “Present Sense,” Hines “explores concepts of identity and ephemerality in mixed media work.” His work has been displayed in the Johnson City Parks and Recreation Center and at ETSU, and one of his drawings won best-in-show at the 2013 Student Honors Show.

For more information, contact Slocumb Galleries Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay at (423) 483-3179 or .  For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at (423) 439-8346.