The WSU Museum of Art is presenting the “Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition” from August 26th to September 24th. The exhibit will highlight the work of professors and faculty of the Fine Arts Department of WSU and is free to the public.
A lecture on the exhibit will be given tonight in the Fine Arts Auditorium at 6 and will be followed by a reception in the gallery.
Debby Stinson, the Museum of Art’s communication consultant, said she is looking forward to the impact the exhibit will potentially have on new students.
“I think especially young students coming in really can benefit from coming in and seeing the work that their professors have created,” Stinson said. “The target audience is new students, specifically for students who are coming into the Fine Arts Department because this is a comprehensive show of their professor’s work.”
Although Stinson specified the exhibit’s importance for new fine arts students, she also noted that the exhibit would be beneficial to students of all years and majors.
“It’s a great show for all students on campus because it really opens up beginning students’ minds to the role that art plays in the critical thinking process,” she said. “It’s a great, great show altogether for WSU students.”
Stitsons said that the variety and depth of the exhibit could inspire students and faculty alike.
“It’s all media. There is photography, there’s print work, three dimentional installations, paintings, drawings, sculpture – it’s a really wide variety of pieces,"she said. “As far as themes go there’s work that’s very modern, work that’s very traditional and old fashioned. It’s just a really great range.”
The Museum of Art is located in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU campus. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Saturday and is open until 7 p.m. For more information on the exhibit or the museum, visit their website at http://museum.wsu.edu.