The University Galleries in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present “Chromis,” the Spring 2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition, from Friday, April 24 through Friday, May 1, 2015 in the Ritter Art Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.
“Chromis” is the thesis exhibition for 23 emerging artists and designers working in various media including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, digital media and graphic design. Themes presented in the exhibition will span social and cultural critiques and conceptual investigations of form and material. Participating artists and designers include Mariela Acuña, Svetlana Braithwaite, Christine Capozziello, Diana DeFrancisco, Samantha Degorsky, Kim Diaz, Shannon Lynn Ellis, Brooke Frank, Michelle Friswell, Mori Haynes, Arielle Horowitz, Chelsie Rose Hustad, Kristen Kelly, Michelle Oldham, Luis Perez, Chad Perna, Michelle Riofrio Bravo, Carolina Rodriguez, Adela Salas, Gabriella Sarraf, Youmi Sim, Melissa Thomas and Tara Zumoff.
All of the exhibiting artists and designers are students in their final semester of the FAU Bachelor of Fine Arts program in studio art. This is a selective degree program in which students must earn the opportunity to declare a concentration. It is intended for students who plan to pursue a professional career in art or design, or to prepare for specialized graduate study. The undergraduate career of every BFA student culminates in a semester spent planning and producing a group exhibition.
The University Galleries are open Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Class and group tours are welcome during public hours or at alternative times by appointment. For further information, call 561-297-2661.