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Five new artists, five new works

The University of Calgary Department of Art presents its annual MFA Graduating Thesis Exhibition running until September 15 at the Nickle Arts Museum. Every year, students in their final year of a Master of Fine Arts degree program take part in a Graduating Thesis Exhibition.

martine audet“It’s an accumulation of our works and research and each one of us presents different style or art,” says Courtney Chetwynd, one of five MFA candidates who is presenting mixed-media installation in the exhibition.

This year's exhibition features the work of five artists from a variety of disciplines including painting, sculpture, mixed-media video and installation, and large-scale drawing. The exhibition includes: finding the seam by Martine Audet, .presents from the invisible. by Courtney Chetwynd, Reflections by Patricia Dawkins, Crystal Palace by Jane McQuitty, and A long Story by Jennifer Stead.

The graduating MFA students have also created a podcast to accompany their exhibition in the Nickle Arts Museum. Included in the podcast are audio tracks, videos and written texts that augment the work on display. It can be accessed through website at www.ucalgary.ca/podcasts. Portions will also be available in the gallery.

The closing reception to celebrate this year’s exhibition takes place on Friday, Sept. 14 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Nickle Arts Museum (free and open to public).