What: “When This is Over” student art exhibition
Who: Graduating artists in the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Media Studies programs
When: Saturday, April 23 to Friday, May 6; 10 am to 4 pm daily
Where: Creative and Critical Studies Building, 1148 Research Road, UBC Okanagan
Visual Arts students with UBC Okanagan’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Media Studies (BMS) programs host their annual graduation art exhibition this month.
“When This is Over” runs from April 23 to May 6 on campus in the Creative and Critical Studies building, which will be transformed into an exhibition space. The show includes a wide variety of student artists who specialize in photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, digital media, interactive media, design, computational art and printmaking.
Due to COVID-19, it has been a few years since the annual year-end event was held in person. Graduating BFA student Candice Hughes says the 2022 exhibit promises to be an exceptional display of what the department, and its many talented students, can produce.
“After having the exhibition online for the last two years, we are so excited to be back in person to show our work,” says Hughes. “Working behind the scenes and setting up the space has been such a great learning experience. We are looking forward to bringing our work together, to share with the community, in this final show.”
This is the first year UBCO’s media studies students are part of this annual exhibition, joining forces with the fine arts graduates to put the display together, explains Visual Arts Instructor Andreas Rutkauskas.
“The show will feature 21 BFA artists and nine BMS students who have been working tirelessly to create a diverse, original and engaging body of work to highlight the best they have to offer,” says Rutkauskas.
Media Studies Program Coordinator Megan Smith is excited her students are taking part in the long-time annual tradition at UBCO.
“This is only our second graduating class of our media studies program, and the first year the students will be showcasing their work in the traditional year-end exhibition,” says Smith. “We are thrilled to be able to share the work of our students from this new program alongside our visual arts students.”
The students are eager to showcase their work to the local community and Hughes says this is a great opportunity for people to meet the next generation of emerging artists who reside in and around the Okanagan.
“When This is Over” is a free, public exhibit and is open to the public from April 23 to May 6 daily from 10 am to 4 pm. More information can be found at: fccs.ok.ubc.ca/about/events-workshops/bfa-exhibition