Six Master of Fine Art candidates from Moore College of Art & Design present a night of programming connected to work created for their graduate thesis exhibition. The programs are free and open to the public.
The work reflects a diversity of artistic practices that stem from two different MFA programs at Moore.
• Samantha Diamond (Studio art candidate, ceramicist and sculptor ) will be demonstrating her material process of making while showing bodily connections.
• Dejeonge Reese (Studio art candidate) will conduct a sensory performance within her installation that relates to race, gender and societal beauty standards.
• Sara M. Pottenger Community Practice candidate) guides participants through a “Design Mindfulness” exercise and a conversation around the impact of design on audiences.
• Candice Smith (Community Practice candidate and teaching artist) and Freedom Arts students conduct a papermaking workshop based on “Proyecto de Lluvia,” their two-year community art project in Camden, New Jersey.
• Jessica Szuchyt (Studio art candidate and photographer) will be talking about the process behind “The Gabovitz Project,” encouraging participants to think about their family history and giving them a chance to create their own double exposure photograph.
• Suki Valentine (Studio art candidate) uses performance and a bit of cheek in “The Liminal Coffee House,” a showcase of poetry and song that guides viewers through the often-misunderstood concepts of liminality and liminal space.
Wednesday night programming complements the Gallery’s current show, “Graduate Thesis Exhibition,” which is on view through August 12th.