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The School of Art+Design Presents "Valhalla," the MFA Graduate Group Exhibition, Dec. 10-Jan. 14

Date Released: 11/28/2007

The Purchase College School of Art+Design presents Valhalla, the MFA Graduate Group Exhibition, featuring the cutting-edge work of current Master of Fine Arts degree candidates, on view December 10-January 14 in the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery. An opening reception and open studios will be held on December 11 from 5:30-7:30 PM. For more information, call 914-251-6750.

The Maass Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM and is located in the Art+Design Building. Admission is free.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.

Valhalla previews the students’ spring thesis shows, the culmination of their study before graduating and entering the professional art world. Working in a variety of traditional and innovative modes, the students prefigure the trends of the next wave of visual artists.

Student artists exhibiting their work include Jane Carrigan, Jeff Eaton, Kristen Galvin, Beth Letain, Nathan Margoni, Jeff Pash, Karen Ruenitz, Sarah Sharp, Alec Spangler, Leah Tacha and Chris Vesper.

The Master of Fine Arts Program in the School of Art+Design is small and highly selective. Its purpose is to foster the artistic, intellectual and professional growth of each student through exposure to a variety of viewpoints represented by the graduate faculty, visiting artists, critics and the current group of graduate students. The program provides an environment in which a student may intensively pursue independent studio work, as well as pertinent art historical and other academic studies.