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Art Graduates Exhibit Work at Senior Show

May 4, 2009 – The graduating senior students from the department of art and art history at the University of Utah will present their work at the 2009 BFA show, to run May 15 to June 11. The exhibition will take place at The Rio Gallery, 300 south 455 west, downtown Salt Lake City. A reception celebrating the exhibit’s opening will be held Friday, May 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The art exhibition represents the work of a new generation of up and coming artists and is the culmination of their instruction and experience while at the university. Works featured include paintings, drawings, photography, illustrations, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and graphic design. Some of the art will also be available for sale. Juror for the exhibition is David Baddley, associate professor of art/photography, art program chairperson, Westminster College.

Juror for the exhibition is Donna Poulton, Ph.D., UMFA curator of Utah and Western art. For many of the artists this is the first opportunity to have their work exhibited outside the academic environment.

Gallery hours will be Tuesdays through Thursdays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.. The gallery will be open additional hours for the Gallery Stroll on Friday, May 16, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, contact Mallory Qualls at 801-550-3905 or