Hello everyone!

As Editor-in-Chief of Voices From the 3rd Floor, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity of working with some of the most talented writers and editors majoring in English at FAU. However, what some of you may not know is that English isn’t my only love.

My fascination with narratives has been lifelong, and I’ve been especially enamoured by the ways in which stories are constructed and deconstructed through both images and written word.


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Pictured: FAU’s Juried Student Art Exhibition 2015 courtesy of the Ritter Gallery


At heart, I am a storyteller, and it is this desire to explore and convey narratives that lead me to major in both English and Studio Arts during my undergraduate studies at FAU.

The journey has been far from easy, but it has been enormously rewarding in many ways. I’ve gotten the privilege of working within the fields that I am the most passionate about, and always have been.

As such, it is with great pride that I would like to announce the imminent opening of the Bachelor of Fine Arts 2016 exhibition entitled: [       ] (pronounced: Space).


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This exhibition is the culmination of not only my studies as an art student but also of 16 other talented artists who work in various media.


 

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From left to right: Melissa Snyder, John English, Nicole Brodkin, Louie Acosta (front), Enrique Pineros, Lauren Lightbody, Natasha Grullon, Brandi Borgman, Marie Murray, Heather Wood (front), Cameron Rhinehardt, Alexa Siegel, Amaris Gonzales, Shelby Fawcett, Jeanno Jean-Pierre


Not pictured: Me. (I was in Tally touring FSU campus. Or, if you prefer a more interesting tale, I was off trying to steal the Declaration of Independence.)


Some types of art to be shown in the exhibition include:

  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Graphic Design

If you are at all interested in exploring the interpretive storytelling conveyed through art, you are not only welcome but encouraged to attend the show. If you’re just looking for a way to spend time on a Thursday evening that includes free food and drinks, you’re welcome also.

The opening reception for  [        ] (which will contain the aforementioned free libations) will be held at the following date and time:

Thursday, April 14, 2016 – 6:30 – 8:30pm

 The opening, as well as the exhibition itself, will be held at the Ritter Art Gallery on FAU campus. This gallery is located on the second floor of the Breezeway.

We sincerely hope to see you all there, if you can make it.


For those interested in learning more about the exhibition and what we, as the graduating BFA class of 2016, will be up to during the days leading up, fear not! We have a website located here. 


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You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Furthermore, the exhibition is absolutely free to attend. However, if you were feeling particularly generous, we are raising funds to provide good food and drinks at our opening reception. Our goal is to give all who visit a proper welcome!

Should anyone be interested in contributing, we are nearly at our goal of raising $700. Just visit our Springboard page here.


 

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Springboard is essentially like Kickstarter and GoFundMe, except that the money goes directly to FAU services rather than personal accounts. 


Support of every kind is greatly appreciated by all exhibiting artists. Regardless of whether or not you can donate, we hope you can make the show. If you are unable to attend the opening reception, the exhibition itself will run from April 14 – May 6.

Additionally, hours of operation for the Ritter Gallery are Tuesday – Friday: 1-4pm and Saturdays: 1-5pm. 

A big thank you to all who visit and everyone who has helped make this possible!


Until next time, friends and readers, as always:

Keep Writing!


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