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Art Students Accepted to Top Graduate Schools

Four of our undergraduate art majors were recently accepted into multiple MFA programs with full and partial scholarships.

“These programs are incredibly competitive,” said Gyan Shrosbree, assistant professor of Art. “This year, we had all four of our applying students accepted to several programs each.”

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Kenzie Wacknov: Abstract Art and Teaching Creativity

Current MUM student and 2015 BFA graduate Kenzie Wacknov knew from an early age that she was an artist. “Both of my parents are artists and encouraged me,” she says. Kenzie also credits two early mentors, ICON Gallery owner Bill Teeple and MSAE art instructor Greg Thatcher, for giving her “techniques and the space to be free and independent.”

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Elee Torres Talks “Tasty Buns,” Avant-Garde Fashion, and More

I’m unsure where to begin my interview with MUM 2013 BFA graduate Elee Torres. Do we start with his Tasty Buns Patisserie, his avant-garde runway fashions from EcoJam 2015, or “Caravan,” his final BFA Final Show using cloth, paint, thread, wood, and re-purposed objects?

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BFA Alumna Alexandra Gabriel Discusses Textiles, Dreamscapes, and Grad School

MUM BFA graduate Alexandra “Alex” Gabriel has come full circle in a journey she shares with me at Revelations, one of her favorite meeting places in Fairfield.

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Kurtis Kujawski’s Art to be Shown at NCECA Conference

MUM Department of Art student Kurtis Kujawski has been invited to exhibit during the 2016 National Council On Education For The Ceramic Arts NCECA conference. Kurtis is one of 6 undergraduate and graduate students from a field of over 200 entrants nationwide whose work was selected on the basis of artistic excellence in ceramics to exhibit at the NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, which opens on March 4th at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in conjunction with the conference.

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Nicole McIntyre, 2014 MUM BFA Graduate

Last August, I grabbed an interview with 2014 MUM BFA graduate, Nicole McIntyre via SKYPE. We start by talking about her pre-collegiate life in Boston where she waited tables while “avoiding the pressure of others’ ideas of success” and maintaining a healthy “distrust of where things were headed education-wise.”

Nicole’s twenty-something concern reflects the pressure this generation faces in a post-collegiate environment of unpaid internships, and an increasing inability to launch into careers-of-choice. Nicole chose to take the time to figure out what she was good at and to cultivate...

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