Students graduating with Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in the West Virginia University Division of Art will exhibit their final projects in the Creative Arts Centers Mesaros Galleries April 10-May 18.

The 2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Project Exhibition is the culmination of a multiyear curriculum of academic study.

This exhibition presents the very finest art and design work created during the final stages of the BFA candidatescourse work,said Robert Bridges, curator of the galleries.Students conceive, propose and complete a significant body of work in their area of emphasis. This completed work is the result of inquiry-based learning, broadening, deepening and integrating the total educational experience.

Each student presents evidence of creative and critical thinking in combination with the mastering of technical skills, Bridges said. Included in the show are examples of the rich variety of media, art experiences and achievements offered at WVU .

All Mesaros Galleries events are free and open to the public. Hours are Monday through Saturday, from noon-9:30 p.m. The galleries are closed on Sundays and University holidays.

Students, family, friends and other guests are also invited to visit the galleries during the College of Creative Arts Convocation at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the Creative Arts Center.

For more information, call Bridges at 304-293-4841 ext. 3210.