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Graduating artists attract crowd at the MacKenzie Art Gallery

By Costa Maragos Posted: March 6, 2016 7:00 p.m.

The BFA Graduating Exhibition features the works of 11 student artists and are on display at the Mackenzie Art Gallery until March 27. Paintings by Zoe Huang.
The BFA Graduating Exhibition features the works of 11 student artists and are on display at the Mackenzie Art Gallery until March 27. Paintings by Zoe Huang. Photo is courtesy of the Department of Visual Arts - Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance.

The works of graduating Visual Arts students attracted a big crowd at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, March 4. The annual BFA Graduating Exhibition features the works of 11 emerging artists from the University of Regina.

The exhibition is titled ProXImity and includes works in painting, drawing, print, photo-installation, ceramics and visual storytelling and is the result of four years of hard work and artistic growth for the students.

“The BFA Graduating Exhibition is our students’ debut in to the world of art, their celebration as emerging practicing artists who will be the cultural drivers of our city and far beyond,” says Dr. Risa Horowitz, associate professor in the Visual Arts Department of the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance.

BFA Exhibition
The works on display here are by student artist Lin Liu.

The MacKenzie Art Gallery has been featuring such U of R student shows annually, for more than 30 years.  

In addressing the crowd at the opening reception, Dr. Horowitz noted; “The MacKenzie Art Gallery has been an important long-time partner with our Department of Visual Arts. We appreciate the support the gallery has shown and continues to show for our students and faculty at the U of R.”

The current exhibition is being held until March 27, 2016 in the gallery’s Sculpture Gallery. The 11 artists features come from Saskatchewan and across Western Canada. They are; Mark Budd, Eric Fortune, Simon Fuh, Zoe Huang, Chazlyn Lambie, Lin Liu, Christine Moleski, Madison Pascal, Kelly Roy, Chad Stanton and Cherry Wu.

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