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KyCAD at Spalding Senior Thesis Exhibit opening set for Thursday, May 10

Work of 25 students on display at 849 Gallery and Huff Gallery

Steve Jones

For seniors in the Kentucky College of Art and Design at Spalding, four years of study in Spalding’s studio art program will culminate Thursday night, May 10, with the opening reception of the Senior Thesis Exhibition. The KyCAD at Spalding exhibit spans two galleries – the 849 Gallery at 849 S. Third St. and Huff Gallery across the street at the Spalding Library, 853 Library Lane. Pieces are also on display on the third floor of the library.

The opening reception is a free, public, ticketless event. The exhibit runs through June 3 – the day after Spalding commencement. The Huff Gallery is always open to the public during library hours. After the opening reception, pieces at the 849 Gallery will be viewable by appointment by calling 502-873-4357

The Senior Thesis Exhibit will feature the work of 25 candidates for a bachelor’s of fine arts in studio art, and it will encompass all facets of art instruction, from foundational courses in painting and drawing to the practical application of newly acquired skills in the use of modern technology and creative problem-solving.

The Senior Thesis Exhibit acts as a training ground of sorts for students to learn how to create and run their own art show. They have installed their own work and produced the supported written descriptions, and the opening reception will be an opportunity to explain their work to the public and interact with collectors or other members of the art community.

Here is the Facebook event for the opening reception, and Spalding encourages anyone interested to share it or spread the word in other ways.

Here are the exhibiting seniors:

Cindy Armendariz

Maria Armstrong

James Bixler

Jessica Booker

Allison Bratcher

Hollie Collins

Amanda H. Ellison

Annalise Fegan

Lucas Futrell

Shamia Gaither

Hannah Goodwin

Kristin Husk

Cody Johnson

Virginia Kavanaugh

Sarah Kinslow

Sarah Knoop

Lei Lorimor

Emily Meredith

Miguel Rodriguez

Desi Sallee

Mikky Shaffer

Elizabeth Stevenson

Aaron Storm

Jace Stovall

Damien Vines

A view of an art gallery with paintings and drawings hung on the wall to the left, a display on a large screen on a center wall and several sculptures resembling human arms and hands on the right wall.
Another view of part of the 2018 KyCAD at Spalding Senior Thesis Exhibition.