Original works of art presented by graduating artists
What: UBC Okanagan Visual Arts Graduation Exhibition: Strangely Familiar
Who: Graduating artists in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program
When: Thursday, April 11 until Tuesday, April 23; with a reception on April 18, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Creative and Critical Studies Building, UBC Okanagan, 1148 Research Road
Visual Arts students at UBC Okanagan’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program host their annual graduation art exhibition this month.
The exhibition, called Strangely Familiar, runs from April 11 to 23 on campus in the Creative and Critical Studies building, which will be transformed into an exhibition space. The show will highlight a range of the best works created by 20 emerging artists in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS).
Students have been working hard to create a body of original and engaging works over the course of the year and this April they will show their best works, explains Visual Arts Professor Katherine Pickering.
Strangely Familiar includes a wide variety of artists’ works including sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, digital media and printmaking. Many of the students are working with themes of connection to place and technology.
“Creating the work for this exhibition is undoubtedly one of the hardest parts of the BFA program, but also one of the most rewarding,” says Pickering. “Behind the scenes, this exhibition requires an enormous amount of research, project development and critical feedback. We’re really excited for all this hard work and dedication to come to fruition in this final show.”
The students, eager to share their art with the local community, invite the public to attend a closing reception on Thursday, April 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet the next generation of local artists in the Okanagan, says Pickering. The event includes free catering and music while beverages from local wineries and breweries will be available for purchase.
The show is free and open to the public from April 11 to 23, open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding Good Friday and Easter Monday.
For more information, visit fccs.ok.ubc.ca/about/events-workshops/bfa-exhibition
About UBC’s Okanagan campus
UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world.
To find out more, visit: ok.ubc.ca.