October 06, 2009

Graduate degree candidates to display artwork

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Sometimes it’s nice to have a practice run.

The NC-17 art exhibit opening on Oct. 12 at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Surplus Gallery is something like a practice run, but an artistic one.

The Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers hosts the annual exhibit for graduate degree candidates, giving them an all-important opportunity to present their work to the public prior to their final thesis exhibition. This year, the exhibit includes eight painters, two printmakers and four artists working in multi-media.

The exhibit runs Oct. 12-16, with a closing reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 16. The reception, like the exhibit, is free and open to the public. Refreshments and music enhance the experience of seeing art and meeting the artists.

The Surplus Gallery is in the Glove Factory, now home to studio and exhibition space for School of Art and Design students, located at 432 S. Washington St. in Carbondale.