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First-year art and design students ask you to 'Listen Up'

Some 90 freshman art and design students in the Foundations program at Alfred University (AU) will show their work at an event titled “Listen Up, We’re Taking Attendance! A Foundations End of Year Exhibition” on Saturday, May 3 from 2-4 p.m. in their Cohen Studio Building, Main Street, Alfred. The event is free and open to the public.

Foundations is a first-year experience seminar course for the bachelor of fine arts degree program and is designed to prepare students for continued study in the upper levels of the curriculum. Foundations explores concepts and builds skills that can be applied to contemporary art practice in any field. Students are required to participate in the freshman seminar both semesters.

The 2013-14 Foundations faculty are Ted Morgan, professor of printmaking, and Angie Y. To, associate professor.

Foundations is taught collaboratively in two, large, open studio spaces within the School of Art and Design, on the second floor of Harder Hall the other at the Cohen Center for the Arts on Main Street. The Foundations studios total 12,600 square feet and are open, flexible studios for multiple purposes. Students also meet weekly in either Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall or Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center for freshman seminar.