Current & Upcoming Shows
From all of us at the Welch School of Art & Design, we hope you are staying safe and well. For the past couple weeks, we have been assessing our programming, exhibitions, and community engagement to decide what a transition to online might look like.
The safety of our community is our highest priority at Georgia State University. Out of an abundance of caution regarding the current coronavirus situation, all gallery events and exhibitions are being rescheduled or moved online for a virtual gallery experience.
-MFA Graduating Thesis Exhibitions: These exhibitions will be postponed until further notice. Until we are able to exhibit the work of our graduate students, we will be featuring their work online with interviews, photo galleries, a micro-site, and stories. Please stay tuned for the rescheduled show(s) and follow the hashtag #theviralMFAshow2020 on social media.
-Annual Juried Student Show: We are continuing to accept submissions for the juried student show (deadline Monday, March 30, 11:59pm) and will create a virtual galley experience for the occasion. We will still distribute awards and are excited to have guest juror Shannon Morris work with all participants. Student features will be shared on social.
-BFA Graduating Thesis Exhibition: The culminating exhibition of our undergraduate experience will also be moved online for a virtual exhibition, but will no longer be mandatory for the students graduating. Student features will be shared on social.
-MFA Sculpture Open Studio Brunch & Iron Pour: (Formerly scheduled for April 4) The event has been postponed until further notice, but work by former and current sculpture students will be shared and celebrated online.
Our community of students, faculty, and alumni has always been marked by its outstanding perseverance and grit. Creativity and its expression does not stop when tragedy hits, but instead becomes all the more important to our shared experience. It is during this time that we want to celebrate the hard work that our artists and designers have put in this year, and to feature the work they will continue to pursue during this tough climate. All updates will be posted on our website and social media—we encourage you to tune in, share, and support.
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*Pictured here: An in-process piece for her thesis show, by graduating MFA Jack Michael*