BFA exhibition to feature 29 SUNY Oswego student artists

Stephanie Arney, a senior studio art major at SUNY Oswego, prepares for the college’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. Twenty-eight other BFA degree candidates will display works in the exhibition, April 27 to May 12 in Tyler Art Gallery.

SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Art Gallery will display the work of 29 bachelor of fine arts degree candidates in an exhibition from Friday, April 27, through May 12.

Stephanie Arney, a senior studio art major from Watertown, said she intends to show her graphite pencil drawing “Keri Strawberry” in the BFA Exhibition, which opens with an artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. April 27 in Tyler Hall.

Arney, who would like to continue in SUNY Oswego’s master of arts in teaching graduate program, called the college’s BFA curriculum demanding but rewarding.

“It’s been a lot of hard work,” Arney said. “A lot of that is that I changed my major less than two years ago. Since I started taking studio courses, I think about a lot of things I have never considered before, so my drawings have improved.”

Formerly an adolescence education major with a mathematics concentration, Arney, who also paints in oils, has studied with Christopher McEvoy, Juan Perdiguero and Lindsey Guile of the art department faculty.

“I’ve never been so busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way,” she said.

Arney said the goal of her pencil drawings is “to capture the facial expressions of people I surround myself with.”

Besides Arney, the following BFA candidates will display works at the exhibition: Kelli Ariel, Emma Barry, Amanda Carlile, James Coldiron IV, Christopher Dougherty, Devin Fernandez, Stephanie Gamboa, Ashley Geddes, Corey Hall, Matthew Hotaling, Eileen Joyce, Benjamin Kopp, Katie Kretschmer, and Kimberly Landers.

Also, Amy Lovvik, Noelle Machin, Kelly McDorman, Jamie McLaughlin, Jessica Panicola, Steven Peron, Joseph Ray, Breanne Regano, Lauren Rettig, Rhiannon Throop, Samantha Williamson, Julie Wing, Sean Woods and Honore Yuhas.

Hours for Tyler Art Gallery are 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Those seeking more information may call 312-2112.

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