2023 BFA Exhibit event covered by Mustang News

"Yours Truly” art exhibit highlights innovative graduating student work

Original story by Phoebe Walsh, Mustang news

The Art and Design Department’s “Yours Truly” exhibition opened June 2 in the University Art Gallery inside the Walter F. Dexter Building (34) and will be on display until June 17.

Viewers can expect a collection of diverse student work including dynamic large-scale paintings, elaborately physical installations and delicately sentimental drawings.  

“In a real way, students have been working on the pieces for this show for the last four years,” studio art professor Sara J. Frantz said. “Every previous success and failure was a step to bring them closer to the most recent work. For most of the students, the work shown is part of a personal, researched series that culminates with the show and has taken months/years to complete.”

Viewers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the final farewell works of 31 graduating artists from the Art and Design program at Cal Poly.

“This is a wonderful group of students that are in a unique position of having made work both on-campus and in the COVID void,” Frantz said.  “I believe this capstone exhibition really demonstrates the grit, creative flexibility, and joy that are necessary not only to being a successful artist but being a successful member of a community.  I couldn’t be prouder of what they have achieved.”

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BFA Exhibition 2023, "Yours Truly..." at University Art Gallery

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