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BFA Exhibit “Unveils” Itself at Swampspace

On November 9th, thirteen of the College of Architecture + the Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts students will exhibit for their Thesis 2 course at Swampspace, an art gallery in the Miami Design District. Guided by Associate Professor and BFA Thesis Coordinator Tori Arpad-Cotta, and with the help of Adjunct Professor of Digital Media Carmen Tiffany, the students will present their show called Unveiled.

To prepare for the setup of Unveiled, the BFAs used large panels in the classroom to represent the walls of the gallery. By manipulating these panels within the room, they formulated a way to display all thirteen artists in the show. In this way, the BFAs functioned as an artist-run initiative. “There actually are a lot of artist initiatives out there…,” said Professor Arpad-Cotta. “In the department…we felt [that] it was a really important experience for the class to have as they finish [their BFAs].” The group exhibition involves a range of various media that includes photography, painting, sculpture, and video. Through these media, they will exhibit their own individual themes at a space that, ironically, was once used for the administration of a school – an appropriate historical context for the BFAs’ Unveiled.

In Professor Arpad-Cotta’s BFA Thesis 2 class, there are seven students who expect to graduate this Fall 2013 semester. The Department of Art + Art History congratulates the following BFAs:

Kevin Berriz     Ashley Garner     Roma Ingrid James     Adria Llerena     Felipe Melendrez     Arielle Parks     Jorge Sanchez

 

The opening reception for Unveiled by Professor Tori Arpad-Cotta’s BFA Thesis 2 students will be on Saturday, November 9 at 7PM, at Swampspace: 150 NE 42 Street, Miami, Florida (located in the Miami Design District).

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