West Virginia University School of Art & Design students Meghan Olson and Kristine Synowka, who will graduate with Master of Fine Arts degrees this spring, will present exhibitions of their works at the Creative Arts Center, March 17-21.

There will be a reception for the exhibitions at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, at the gallery.

All the events are free and open to the public.

Meghan Olson grew up in Miami, Fla., and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson and later at Portland State University in Portland, Ore. She currently lives and works in Pittsburgh.

Her Master of Fine Arts exhibition is titled “Conditional Clauses.” It explores the pairing of inconsequential materials and unexceptional interventions to bring attention to the conditional moments where things meet, become disconnected or form simple, yet complete, statements.

Kristine Rose Synowka is completing her Master of Fine Arts in the areas of Intermedia. She was born in western Pennsylvania, where she studied at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania for her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She is fascinated by all forms of artistic media and much of her work is of interdisciplinary nature and explores animation, sculpture and collage.

Her exhibition is titled “Tides and Air” and is a multimedia exhibition that explores hypothetical new ways to react to the biological and cultural imagery of animals and ecosystems.

The School of Art & Design presents a Master of Fine Arts exhibition annually in the Mesaros Galleries. The body of work presented by each candidate represents the highest level of achievement by the students as they receive their Master of Fine Arts degree.

The gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, noon to 9:30 p.m.

For more information on the event, contact Robert Bridges, curator of the Mesaros Galleries at 304-293-2312.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4359, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

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