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WCU undergraduate exhibition, reception

'Stress Response' is a porcelain work by Joshua Masters. Donated photo 'Stress Response' is a porcelain work by Joshua Masters. Donated photo

The 56th annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition will run through March 22 at the Fine Art Museum in the Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.  

The exhibition is one of the longest-running Catamount art traditions. For emerging artists, this exhibition is an opportunity to share their artwork with a larger public and to enhance their skills in presenting artwork in a professional gallery setting.   

Students’ work is reviewed by an outside art professional, one who has the challenge of making selections from the many talented students who submit an application. This year’s judge is Erika Diamond, a textile-focused artist, curator and educator based in Asheville. 

WCU artists include Katie Barnett, Adam Bryant, Alexis Bumgardner, Jessie Butner, Matthew Cain, Zoila Carrasco, Nathalie Catalán, Isaiah Davis, Sally Drumheller, Rhiannon Eason, Anilia Hornsby, Gillian Kaminski, Kiara Leary, Madi Livingston, Joshua Masters, Gloria Melo-Estrada, Naomi Michelle, Michaela Morse, Berlyn Perdomo, Jessica Rial, Alexis Shafir, Samantha Taube, Daniel Velazquez Perez, Lydia Vereen and Gogaji Renn Yang.

An awards ceremony and reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the WCU Fine Art Museum. The reception will include a talk from the artists, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Free parking is available.

For more information, go to wcu.edu/bardo-arts-center/blog/posts/56th-annual-juried.aspx.

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