Manifest Creative Research Gallery presents 9th Annual MASTER PIECES
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9th Annual Exhibition of Current & Recent Graduate Students
Representing 16 Academic MFA Programs Around the U.S.
An Exhibit of Works by Current or Recent Graduate Students
Building upon the philosophy of its Rites of Passage exhibits for undergrads, each year Manifest offers a similar opportunity to current and recent graduate students for exhibiting at Manifest.
This ninth installment of the Master Pieces project will continue to reveal the intensity and professionalism of students working towards (or having just achieved) their terminal academic degree in the fields of art or design.
The exhibit is the only one to-date assigned to all five galleries at Manifest. As do our annual Rites of Passage and TAPPED exhibits, Master Pieces reflects our commitment to surveying, documenting, and presenting the state of arts in academia on an ongoing basis. We believe this is important to artists, the public, students, and professors.
Often the most exceptional work comes out of graduate students' immersion in their culture of study and intellectual pursuit. Manifest’s goal, therefore, is to select and document works that in the truest sense of the word are contemporary masterpieces—works that set the standard of quality that the artist is expected to maintain throughout his or her professional career. The exhibit catalogs for Master Pieces, and now the Manifest Exhibition Annual, will serve as visual documentation of these artists’ own benchmarks for years to come.
For this year's project 143 artists representing 74 different academic graduate programs submitted 466 works for consideration by Manifest's rigorous jury process. Nineteen works by the following 16 artists from 9 states representing 16 different academic programs were selected for presentation in the gallery and publication.
Featuring works by:
Stephanie J Baugh
2014 Master, Goddard College
Current Graduate Student, University of Connecticut
2015 Master, San Francisco Art Institute
Current Graduate Student, University of Miami
Current Graduate Student, Kent State University
Current Graduate Student, University of Florida
Current Graduate Student, Academy of Art University
2014 Master, Laguna College of Art + Design
Current Graduate Student, Ohio University
Current Graduate Student, Morehead State University
2015 Master, University of Illinois at Chicago
2015 Master, Columbus College of Art & Design
2015 Master, California State University, Long Beach
Current Graduate Student, University of Arkansas
2015 Master, Indiana University
2015 Master, Tulane University
FREE PUBLIC ARTIST'S RECEPTION: Friday, July 10, 6-9 p.m.
Refreshments will be served, in-part sponsored by the Echo Restaurant
(this will be the 90th Manifest reception featuring Echo Restaurant fare!)
WALK ON WOODBURN - CINCINNATI'S INSTANT ARTS DISTRICT!: visit galleries, shops, and restaurants all along Woodburn Avenue, all with special events and fare for the evening of July 10th.
* MEET THE TWO NEW (2015/16) MANIFEST ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE (MAR): At every opening reception the MAR space and new Resident Artists Marina Fridman and Samantha Haring will be open for visits, discussion, and viewing of their recent and ongoing work in their one-year Manifest residencies. This will be the first chance for the public to meet these two artists, originally from Alberta, Canada and DeKalb, Illinois respectively, as they launch their one-year programs with Manifest.
EXHIBIT RUNS THROUGH August 7
GALLERY HOURS (free admission): Tuesday through Friday 12 – 7:00 p.m., Sat. 12 – 5 p.m. or by appointment - school groups welcome and encouraged
LOCATION: 2727 Woodburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
(Just south of Madison Rd. at DeSales Corner in East Walnut Hills.)
PARKING: On street and parking across the street in DeSales Business Parking Lot and in public lot between Myrtle and Madison.
CONTACT: Jason Franz, Manifest Executive Director at email@example.com
GALLERY PHONE: 513-861-3638
FOR MORE INFO: http://www.manifestgallery.org
A NEW HARDCOVER MANIFEST EXHIBITION ANNUAL PUBLICATION WILL DOCUMENT EVERY EXHIBIT OF THE SEASON: Members at the Craftsman or Artist level will have the option to get this large-format book for free. Discount pre-orders are being taken now! http://www.manifestgallery.org/mea
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO JOIN MANIFEST IN SUPPORT OF SEASON 11!: http://www.manifestgallery.org/support