VCUQatar presents the‘BFA & MFA Showcase 2012

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Published May 6th, 2012 - 07:12 GMT
The annual exhibition of Qatar’s graduating artists and designers
The annual exhibition of Qatar’s graduating artists and designers

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar presents the ‘BFA & MFA Showcase 2012’, the annual exhibition of Qatar’s graduating artists and designers on Sunday, 6 May, 2012 with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Saffron Hall at VCUQatar. The event is open to the public.

The BFA & MFA Showcase is an exhibition celebrating the work of all graduating students featuring a wide range of work that represents the culmination of the techniques and concepts developed throughout their experience at VCUQatar. The Showcase also provides an opportunity to view a selection of work by Design Foundation students. 

The Showcase has been conceived as a ‘satellite exhibition’, with visitors invited to go on their own mini-tour of the VCUQatar building and discover the departmental exhibition zones located over three floors. This exhibition also contributes to the wider Graduation celebrations taking place around the same time. 

The exhibition will continue throughout the building at VCUQatar until 17 May, after which time a sample of work from each department will be selected and displayed in the Gallery and remain on view until 25 June, 2012. 

“This year we have asked students to approach this exhibition as they would approach an exhibition in the ‘real world‘ as artists and designers, ” said Caitlín Doherty, Exhibitions and Speaker curator at VCUQatar. “The works on view comprise couture fashion, furniture, book projects, graphics, and interior designs that reflect the creativity of each individual student, as well as the variety of curricula explored at VCUQatar. ” 

‘BFA & MFA Showcase 2012’ will open on 6 May, 2012 with a reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at the Saffron Hall at VCUQatar. The exhibition will feature a sample of the work of graduating students at the Gallery at VCUQatar until 25 June, 2012.  The Gallery at VCUQatar is open to the public Sunday to Thursday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, please contact VCUQatar Exhibition and Speaker Curator, Caitlin Doherty, at cmdoherty@qatar.vcu.edu or visit www.qatar.vcu.edu/showcase .

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Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

VCUarts Qatar is the Qatar campus of the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia. Established in 1998 through a partnership with Qatar Foundation, we offer students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fashion design, graphic design, interior design and painting & printmaking, a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history and a Master of Fine Arts degree in design.

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