The Rogers State University Department of Fine Arts is hosting an exhibition of works created by students and faculty who attended its studies-at-large program in Italy this past summer. The Italy Art Show 2017 will run through Friday, Sept. 15, at the Foundations Gallery located in Baird Hall.
Students and faculty who participated in the Summer Art Program in Italy this past summer had the opportunity to experience the wonders of Florence, Venice, Rome, Assisi, and Arezzo, while honing their art skills and enjoying a culturally-artistic atmosphere.
Represented in this year’s Italy show are: Amanda Delp of Claremore, J.D. Easter of Strang, Alexa Gift of Broken Arrow, Marithaza Gallo of Collinsville, Mika Hargis of Skiatook, Shelby Hobbs of Claremore, Callie Mercer of Claremore, Mai Vang of Collinsville and Paige Winnett of Tulsa.
Also included in the show are works from faculty members Micheal Jones and Gary Moeller, along with Moeller’s wife Pam and granddaughter Nya Barnard. Visiting artist Marilyn Golla-Gass of Tulsa has works showing in the exhibition, as well.
Following the conclusion of the Italy exhibit, the Department of Fine Arts plans two other exhibits during the fall semester, including its alumni art show on Sept. 21-Oct. 27 and student capstone presentations on Nov. 10-24. The opening receptions for those shows are planned for Sept. 21 and Nov. 10, with the RSU music department scheduled to have student musicians performing at the events.
From Nov. 29 to Dec. 6, the department will host a one-week show and sale featuring student works. The Christmas Art Gala opening will be held 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1. Organizers said the event makes a great opportunity for purchasing holiday gifts for family and friends. Proceeds from the sales will go to the students with a small portion benefiting the studies-at-large program.
All events will be in the Foundations Gallery, which is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free and open to the public.
RSU offers a bachelor of fine art in visual arts degree with options in graphic design, multimedia, photographic arts, or studio art, as well as an associate degree in liberal arts with an option in Native American studies. The department also offers minors in art, art history, graphic design, music, and Native American studies.
For more information, please visit www.rsu.edu/fine-arts or call the RSU Department of Fine Arts at 918-343-7740.