An exhibition showcasing the recent artwork and works in progress of Missouri State’s MFA in Visual Studies students fills Brick City Gallery west. The exhibition, Make to Know is on view through December 9 and is open for First Friday Art Walk December 2 from 6–9 p.m.
The exhibition was coordinated by Mara Cressey and Shelby Theis-Lukenbill, two MFA students in this semester’s graduate critique class, ART 705. With the additional help of Director of Exhibitions Jodi McCoy and their classmates, Mara and Shelby organized an exhibition that includes recent work by fellow students in the MFA program. Mara shares more about the exhibition’s underlying theme:
Guests can expect to see current and recent works by this group of students, all of which have been completed or are being completed this semester. Many of us have related to the idea of “Make to Know,” our show title and title of the book we’ve been collectively reading in our seminar course this semester, which stresses the importance of exploration and uncertainty and how this can lead to discovery in any artistic practice.
Make to Know features work by the following MFA students:
Collins Antwi, Rick Briggenhorst, Andy Corbett, Mara Cressey, Malaina Elliot, Ryan Nevill, Joy Okokon, Anton Pleshka, Erin Sedra, Shauna Le Ann Smith, Shelby Theis-Lukenbill, Erin Tyler, and Jean Paul Vivas.
Brick City Gallery is located at 215 W. Mill Street, Springfield, MO 65806. The gallery can be visited Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Call 417-837-2330 for additional details.
Taylor Ladd is a graduate assistant for the Department of Art + Design. She is working towards her master’s degree in writing at Missouri State University with professional interests in writing about art, culture, and food.