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December fine art candidates display work this Saturday

The School of Art and Design at Alfred University (AU) will feature works by candidates for bachelor of fine arts degrees in ceramic art, sculpture, glass, painting, photography, video, and sonic arts and graphic design on Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Robert C. Turner Gallery, Harder Hall, on campus. Opening receptions will be held from 4-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The AU senior show, which is a requirement for graduation, has become a main attraction for local and regional art lovers, who are drawn to Alfred for the opportunity to see work by some of the country’s most promising young artists.

The programs of AU’s School of Art and Design have been consistently ranked among the top art and design programs both in the United States and internationally. Students participate in a curriculum that provides a true multi-disciplinary environment for creative and scholarly research in art with a visionary focus on “high touch, high tech.”

The School of Art and Design has an uncommon history of engaging in the interface of art, science, and technology. Joining the School of Engineering, the School of Art and Design dates back to 1900, when the NYS School of Clay-Working and Ceramics was established by an act of the state Legislature. This ultimately developed into the current College of Ceramics. Today, with 36 full-time faculty, 18 adjunct faculty, 14 technical and research specialists, and four administrative staff members, the School of Art and Design serves over 530 students majoring in art plus many additional undergraduates who elect to take an art class.