UMA Juried Student Art Exhibition Runs April 10-26th

The 2012 UMA Juried Student Art Exhibition will open on April 10th and run through April 26th in UMA’s Danforth Gallery. A reception celebrating the students' achievements will take place in the Gallery on Sunday, April 15th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Works showcasing students at all stages in their academic development were selected for the exhibition by Honorary Jurors Meggan Gould and Tom Ferraro. Choosing final pieces that reflect a broad range of media and topics, Gould and Ferraro focused on works that were carefully crafted, thoughtfully developed and designed, and pieces that provoked a dialogue.


Selected works include "Plushy Circus,”  an exuberant, quirky diptych created through successful collaboration between Adrienne Beacham and Chum Cram; a playful interpretation of the iconic "Donkey Kong Still-Life" painted by Clinton Pettingill; and the graceful momentum of " Thoroughbred in Steel,"  welded by Arielle Cowens.


The Danforth Gallery, located in Jewett Hall on the UMA campus, is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 9AM to 7:00PM, and on Fridays from 9AM to 5:00PM.

About the Jurors:

Meggan Gould has an MFA from the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth and is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bowdoin College. Her photographs have been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally.  Gould’s most recent show, Blind Spots, is open April 14-May 25 at the Space Gallery in Portland.

Tom Ferraro has an MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design.  A recipient of a US Fulbright grant to New Zealand where he received a Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts in 2004, he is currently an Artist inResidence and Instructor at Kents Hill School in Maine.