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2014 Thesis Extravaganza

Justin Botz

Davina’ Stewart as Sandy Sanguine Preparing Nigglet Delights 8.24.14 video still, 2014  (Image courtesy of the artist)

Davina’ Stewart as Sandy Sanguine Preparing Nigglet Delights 8.24.14 video still, 2014
(Image courtesy of the artist)

It’s that time of year again, for the Interdisciplinary Arts Thesis Exhibition and performances! For the last year each of the artists exhibiting have been working tirelessly to get ready for this show, and from the bits and pieces I’ve seen their work has paid off. This is going to be a great show.

This years graduating artists include:

Greta Bach, Kathi Beste, Alex Borgen, Greg Browe, Jillian Bruschera, Dennis Burke, Scott Dickens, Ahmed Hamad, Penelope Hearne, Brent Koehn, Kate Morgan, Juliana Piscitiello, Megan Pitcher, Leonardo Selvaggio, Chelsey Shilling, N. Davina’ Stewart, Folleh Tamba, Valentina Vella, and Jamie Weaver.

I’ve been going to the graduate thesis exhibitions for the last three years but I’m particularly excited about this year’s thesis exhibition having had the opportunity to observe the development of each of these artists’ work over the last two years.  There is going to be some amazing work that showcases the wonderful variety of practices found in the Interdisciplinary Arts program that combine media such as performance, video, artist books, paper, printmaking, and installation.

The exhibition opens on May 2nd and runs through May 24th, with a reception on May 19th from 5-8 pm. This year, the show will take place on the first and second floor of the 1104 South Wabash building.

On May 16th, a series of public performances will take place on the first and second floor of the 1104 building by five of the graduating Interdisciplinary Arts students. This will coenside with Manifest, Columbia’s urban arts festival. The performances will be ongoing from 2-10 and range in duration from 15 minutes to an hour. Feel free to explore the space and the performances. For a detailed schedule of events check out www.colum.edu/academics/interarts.

If you are in the area, stop by to check out some of this amazing work!

2014 Thesis Extravaganza

It’s that time of year again, for the Interdisciplinary Arts Thesis Exhibition and performances! For the last year each of the artists exhibiting have been working tirelessly to get ready …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605