Fourth-year visual arts students host their final show at UBC Okanagan

An eclectic array of art will be on display and available for purchase from April 18 to 26 at UBC Okanagan as part of the fourth-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) graduating exhibition, Content.

Free and open to the public, Content takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in the Fine Arts and Health Building. The exhibition features a wide variety of art work – all created by the 2009 graduating class – ranging from photography, painting and video to drawing, installation work, sculpture and more.

“It's not often one gets to see such a variety of art work in one building,” says Kathryn Swanson, a fourth-year BFA student.

“Attending the exhibit is a great way to support the growing cultural community of the Okanagan. This is a unique opportunity for anyone who is looking for something different, interesting and affordable to do – take a drive to our campus, explore the Fine Arts building, and expand your mind.”

To kick off the annual show, an opening reception with light food and refreshments, as well as musical entertainment, is being held on Saturday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

“This exhibition attracts art collectors from around the Okanagan and beyond,” says Swanson. “It also allows the local community to experience contemporary work from fresh and newly-educated minds. The art work tends to sell quickly as it is so reasonably priced, so everyone is invited to the opening reception to get first dibs on their favorite pieces!”

Not only will the event be a night to remember for art lovers, but it is sure to be an important and memorable night for all the graduating visual arts students involved, adds fourth-year BFA student Alexandra Edmonds.

“The opening night is a culmination of four years of study and practice, and ultimately allows graduating students to have a taste of what it will be like to organize and be in an exhibition,” says Edmonds. “It will be a celebratory night where we can reflect on all the hard work we have done, sit back and enjoy the art on display.”

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