Adams Art Gallery to hold opening reception for SUNY student show

A senior art show will be held at the Adams Art Gallery in Dunkirk for SUNY Fredonia’s senior BA visual arts and new media majors. The opening reception is Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and the public is welcome.

The show is being curated by Megan Wirth, a SUNY Fredonia senior visual arts and new media major with a minor in museum studies.

SUNY Fredonia holds two senior shows at the end of each semester for graduating visual arts and new media seniors who are completing a BFA degree. These shows provide seniors with an opportunity to show what they have accomplished and how they have improved in their work.

Wirth wanted to organize a show for the senior BA visual arts and new media majors who are graduating, for those who were unable to participate in the school’s other shows.

“I was inspired to come up with a show for the BA students because we equally work just as hard as the BFA students even if we take less studio courses,” Wirth said. “The goal of the BA program in the art department is to further educate students in different areas of learning. I think this is a great program for those who want to branch out of the art department and explore other opportunities but I also feel strongly about taking from those outside courses and applying them to their own works.”

Wirth wants this show to encompass the differences not only in mediums but in each other as well.

“We all come from different backgrounds and have different experiences outside of the art department that can be seen through each of our works,” she explained. “We are able to grow together as artists but we also grow separately and have learned from our own unique challenges. I also think that having this show outside of the campus ties into the concept of differentiating ourselves and is a great way to get students and the community involved together!”

The show is currently on display at Adams Art Gallery, located at 600 Central Ave., and will close May 15. Regular gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The opening reception is free to attend.