AUGUSTA–Beginning May 12th, graduating UMA art students share their perspectives through art in a show titled “Let’s Face It”, at the Danforth Gallery. A reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Saturday, May 12th from noon to 2:00 pm.
This annual show highlights each artists’ individuality with an array of concepts, includes topics of environmental and social issues, as well as insight into personal experiences. The artworks include painting, mixed media, lost wax casting, printmaking, upcycled media, and ceramics, which were developed throughout the year as part of each student’s thesis project.
“This year’s graduating thesis exhibition is smart and timely launching these emerging artists on the Maine contemporary art stage,” said Robert Rainey, UMA Associate Professor of Photography and Director of the Danforth Gallery.
The exhibiting artists are:
William Brown of Augusta, ME
Brianna Daley of Augusta, ME
Justin Knaus-Tucker of Waterville, ME
Luke Myers of Waldoboro, ME
Melissa Oprendek of Waterville, ME
Justin Pierce of Weeks Mills, ME
Daley, Myers and Oprendek will receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art from UMA during commencement exercises the morning of May 12th. Myers enters the MFA program at University of South Florida this fall as a graduate assistant.
The UMA Art program offers a bachelors degree in studio art with courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, design, printmaking, electronic arts, and photography.
Photos of the exhibited art may be seen at ArtsUMA.com