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Senior Studio Exhibition presented Dec. 2-13

BOONE—Catherine J. Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University will present the Friggatriskaidekaphobia: BFA Senior Studio Exhibition Fall 2013 Dec. 2-13. The exhibition includes work by candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art.

A reception for the artists will be held Friday, Dec. 13, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the gallery located in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at 733 Rivers St. on campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and during special events. For more information, call 828-262-7338 or visit

The student artists have explored a variety of studio techniques including photography, fibers, metals, installation, ceramics, performance and multimedia projects.

The following artists will be featured: Palmer Lanier Bradshaw, Bailey Ewing, Holly Felice, Jennifer Harley, Brittney Mitro, Becca Vaughan, Leann Rafferty, Emily Smith and Laura Seals.

Katherine Meeks’ project will be on view at the Looking Glass Gallery in Plemmons Student Union. A reception for Meeks will be held Dec. 13 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Looking Glass Gallery. The public is invited to attend.

Students have worked during the past year with Gary Nemcosky, a professor in the Department of Art.

“The Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition at the Catherine J. Smith Gallery happens only twice a year, but it is highly anticipated by our exhibiting and graduating students for years,” Nemcosky said. “This semester the show will feature a fascinating range of works from fine metals, mixed media fibers, mixed and found media fibers and performance, mixed process photography, photography installation, ceramic installations, installation/performance, mixed media sculpture featuring melting sugar and digital interactive media projected from an El Camino onto buildings, beginning with Wey Hall itself. This semester’s exhibition is a great representation of what goes on in the art department, a very exciting place to be.”