LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN TO OPEN ANNUAL MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS AT ARENA 1 GALLERY IN SANTA MONICA AND LAGUNA ART MUSEUM
LAGUNA BEACH, CALIF (April __, 2014) — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced its annual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition at Arena 1 Gallery, a Project of Santa Monica Art Studios located in an historic hangar at the Santa Monica Airport at 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
The two-part exhibition of works by LCAD MFA candidates will open with a reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday May 10, 2014. The first of the two exhibitions will run through Wednesday, May 21. The second exhibition will open with a reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on May 31 and will run through June 3.
Following its two-part run at Arena 1 Gallery, the LCAD MFA Thesis Exhibition will travel to Laguna Art Museum where the exhibition will remain on view from June 8 to 29, 2014.
”This year’s MFA graduates now join a small group of exceptionally talented and courageous artists who have successfully undertaken the rigorous challengeof addressing contemporary subject matter through historical painting traditions,” said President Jonathan Burke. “LCAD’s MFA Thesis Show recognizes the achievement and vitality of our students and their remarkable work.”
The first thesis exhibition will feature works by the following MFA candidates: Cindy Bernhard, Kari Dunham, Zara Feeney, Zoey Frank, Julio Labra and Dylan Weiler.
The second exhibition will feature works by the following MFA candidates: Sandra Manich, Michael McGregor, Katie Schmid, Cynthia Sitton, Benjamin Sowards and Trevor Walker.
Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. For information: 949-494-8971 or www.LagunaArtMuseum.org.