Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree candidates’ exhibitions by students from the Division of Art & Design will take place in the Art Gallery in Reisman Hall.
Exhibits take place in three separate installments and feature solo BFA thesis exhibitions by senior students from the Studio Art and Photography programs.
Each exhibition will host a reception.
April 26 - 29, 2014
Monday, April 28th from 5 - 7 p.m.
Students: Kailee Findlay, Kate Fragnoli, Rachel Palmer, Cassie White
Exhibit Title: Mass//What it Means to Feel
Kailee Findlay, from Canastota, N.Y., will present her first solo exhibition. The theme of this exhibition is about being aware of the world around you, even the smallest details. Findlay, a studio art major with two minors in Art History and Arts Management, will graduate in May.
Exhibit Title: Urge
Kate Fragnoli, of Seneca Fallls N.Y., went to high school at Mynderse Academy. Fragnoli is a studio art major and will graduate in May 2014.
Exhibit Title: Pretty Dead Things
Rachel Palmer, an artist from Sherburne, N.Y., and will graduate in May 2014. Palmer spent a semester studying abroad in Canterbury, England as well as a week volunteering in Quito, Ecuador. She hopes to pursue a career in the hair and makeup industry.
Exhibit Title: Daughter to Mother
Cassie White, a photographer originally from Canajoharie, N.Y., first started her career working as photo editor for her high school yearbook, which is when she realized her love for photography. Since then, White has worked on senior portraits, weddings, and fashion photography. At Cazenovia College, White is a studio art major specializing in photography and will graduate in December 2014. Her work consists of both digital and large format film photography. Currently, White is working on her Senior Capstone project called Daughter to Mother
. Through large format photography, she captures the different relationships between mothers and daughters.
May 1 - 4, 2014
Thursday, May 1st from 6 - 8 p.m.
Sarah Jarecki, Mimi Murad, Sarah Powell, Jeffrey Pollock
Exhibit Title: A Gift from Violet
Sarah Elizabeth Jarecki, originally from Utica, N.Y. and currently living in Sherrill, N.Y., is expecting to graduate in May 2014 with a degree in studio art. Jarecki works in several different mediums including: drawing, painting, sculpture, glasswork, metal work, and some performance pieces. Drawing inspiration from her latest research, Jarecki's senior exhibition piece will include elements such as mask, costume, and performance. Jarecki looks forward to pursuing a career as a children's book author and illustrator as well as continuing to exhibit art in galleries around the nation.
Exhibit Title: More Than Just A Game
Mimi Murad, from Utica, N.Y. became interested in photography at a very young age. Murad graduated with honors from Mohawk Valley Community College in May 2012 where she earned an associate degree in photography. Murad interned with the Syracuse Chiefs from May-October 2013, and attended the Washington Nationals spring training in Florida where she obtained photos and video for her senior exhibition.
Exhibit Title: 960 Hours
Sarah N. Powell is from Norwich, N.Y. and will graduate in May 2014 with a degree in studio art.
Exhibit Title: Out on a Limb
Jeff Pollock, a studio artist from Long Valley, N.J., formulates his inspirations from word play and personal art interaction. A studio art major who will graduate in May 2014, Pollock has experimented with a great variety of mediums, and though he is originally a drawer and painter, Pollock also enjoys the art of making sculpture.
May 6 - 9, 2014
Tuesday, May 6th from 3 - 5 p.m.
Todd Milliman, Morgan Ogletree, Kathy Polo, Jason Ruoff
Exhibit Title: Manifestations
Todd Milliman is a senior at Cazenovia College majoring in studio art with a concentration in photography. He earned his associate of applied science in photographic technology from Herkimer County Community College in 2012, while completing an internship at Little Falls Hospital.
Todd was born and grew up in Little Falls, N.Y., a small city in the Mohawk Valley. Growing up in this small rural area led him to creative outlets in the arts, and in Little Falls High School he was introduced to photography as an art form. Inspiration for Milliman's work comes from spirituality, philosophy, and fantasy. Fuel for these thought processes’ comes from dreams, childhood memories, an extensive list of music and other forms of art.
Using both traditional photographic processes and digital techniques, Todd creates works of art that he hopes will inspire open-mindedness; employing his creativity so that, in turn, others will be able to tap into the same creative outlet that has been such a major factor in his life.
Exhibit Title: Paint Me a Picture
Morgan Ogletree, a Syracuse resident, is a mixed media artist. She graduated from Nottingham High School in Syracuse, N.Y., and will graduate in May 2014 with a degree in studio art. In fall 2014, Ogletree will attend Syracuse University to work towards earning a Master of Arts in art education. She seeks to connect personal view and emotional reaction through her work.
Exhibit Title: Foam Dart Majors
Kathy Polo, from Glen Rock, N.J., is photography major who is interested in extending her talents to the motion picture industry. Polo has worked on a few short films.
Exhibit Title: Para-Human
Jason Ruoff lives in Lansing, N.Y. and studies photography at Cazenovia College. Recently, Ruoff traveled to Mossel Bay, South Africa to photograph the annual Sardine Run with South Africa’s award-winning photographer, Fiona Ayerst. Ruoff's goal is to show a different side of the world's most recognized animals and how people are using them up. Many people do not understand that these magnificent animals will not last forever and Ruoff attempts to give a glimpse of the unfamiliar and ever-changing world of human and animal relationships.