The Holtzman MFA Gallery in the Center for the Arts focuses on thesis exhibitions and new work by graduate students, invited students and guests from other institutions.
The Holtzman MFA gallery serves as a catalyst for creating dialog in the classroom and the community. It is located on the second floor of the Center for the Arts. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
January 30-March 17, 2018
Opening Reception: February 8, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Artists talks February 14 at noon.
MFA candidate Caroline Hatfield explores the idea of sites, landscape, utopia, and materiality through a mixed-media practice. Sculptural landscapes composed of industrial relics, geological formations, and mutable materials obscure boundaries and emanate an energy of transformation. The works serve as elemental models, miniatures of the sublime , and glimpses of potential.
MFA candidate Mario C. Sam believes methodical, technical processes are vital to unlocking the subconscious. He uses color as a way to communicate feelings and state of mind rather than physical reality. His work combines photographs, graphite, ink, watercolor, acrylic, found images, and digital elements. He creates a tension in his works that force the audience to look closer, questioning origins and outcomes, much as one does with memories.