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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Presents 'Praxis,' The Spring 2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

BOCA RATON, Fla. (April 9, 2014) – The University Galleries in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present “Praxis,” the Spring 2014 BFA Exhibition from Friday, April 18 through Friday, May 2, 2014 in the Ritter Art Gallery,777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

“Praxis”is the thesis exhibition for 20 emerging artists and designers working in various media including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, digital media and photography. Themes presented in the exhibition will span social and cultural critiques and conceptual investigations of form and material. Participating artists and designers include Diana Barbolt, Edgard Barbosa, Adrian Beuses, Paige Calkins, Candice Carpentieri, Maria Cerezo, Alvaro Frydman, Monique Hollier, Laetitia Lamalle-Donaghy, Gini Lund, Veronica Metzler, Michelle A. M. Miller, Erica Socorina Mohan, Amanda Montour, Tony Nguyen, Ross Nunez, Scott Rosser, Jo-Mei Smith, Rebecca Swafford and David Thomas.

“Senior Seminar is the capstone course for BFA majors in studio arts and graphic design,” said Amy S. Broderick, professor of visual arts and art history. “This course marks the end of each student’s undergraduate studies in visual arts, culminating in the BFA exhibition. Over the course of this semester, these young professionals have expanded their abilities to think critically and to communicate articulately about their own work, and I have also encouraged them to consider their work in the context of current opportunities and directions in the visual arts and design.”

The Bachelor of Fine Arts is a selective degree program intended for students who plan to pursue a professional career in art or design, or prepare for specialized graduate study.

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 more information, call 561- 297-2966, or visit www.fau.edu/galleries or www.PRAXISbfa.com.

-FAU-

About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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