MFA Thesis Exhibition and Performances


Friday, April 23 – Saturday, May 15, 2010

Opening Friday April 23, 5p.m.

The Interdisciplinary Arts Department is proud to announce its 2010 Thesis Exhibition, featuring the work of 14 thesis candidates from the two MFA programs in the department. The show will run from April 23 through May 15, 2010 with performances on select afternoons and evenings, detailed below. This exhibition features the work of Sara Andrews, Suzanne Bartelson, Heather Bella, Kristina Gosh, Ramah Jihan, Shalaka Kulkarni, Susan Kwon, Stephanie Lupu, Victoria Malone, Teresa Pankratz, Kelly Parsell, Devin Schuyler, Tamale Sepp and Kevin Valentine.

The 2009 Thesis Exhibition will be presented in two locations on the Columbia College Campus: the galleries at the Center for Book and Paper Arts, 1104 S. Wabash, 2nd floor, and the Arcade Gallery, 618 S. Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor. Ten installation works, a reading room, a screening room, and two theater-based performances will comprise the show. Theater performances will take place the opening weekend of the exhibition at the Stage Two Center, 618 S. Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor (theater).

Manifest Opening: Friday, May 14, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reception for the artists: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Manifest is an urban arts festival celebrating the work and creativity of Columbia students. Large-scale installation, performances, and multi-volume artist books will highlight the work of graduate students in Columbia’s Interdisciplinary Arts program. Performances will take place the weekend of April 23 & 24 at the Stage Two Center, 618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd floor. The event is an extension of the thesis exhibition for the Interdisciplinary Arts MFA degree programs (MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts, and MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media). (see Manifest webpage for more details)


Arcade Gallery

2nd Floor, 618 S. Michigan Ave.

Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Center for Book & Paper Arts Gallery

2nd Floor, 1104 S. Wabash Ave

Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Theater Performances

Stage Two Center

2nd Floor Theater, 618 S. Michigan Ave.

Thursday, April 22, 2p.m. and 7 p.m.

Friday, April 23, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 24, 3 p.m.

Artist’s Readings

Center for Book & Paper Arts Gallery

Friday, April 30, 7 p.m.