Dr. Roberta Lapucci speaks at ARTalk: “Where Next? The Future of Art (School/Work/World)” at BGSU, March 22, 2014


SACI’s Head of Conservation program, Dr. Roberta Lapucci speaks at Bowling Green State University on March 22, 2014

Updated: See the video of the presentation here.

Current and prospective art students will want to be on hand for the upcoming ARTalk entitled Where Next?: The Future of Art (School/Work/World), and attend the opening of the BGSU BFA Senior Thesis exhibition on March 22. The Bowling Green State University School of Art will host three art educators and professionals discussing future possibilities for art students at 4 p.m. in room 204 of the Fine Arts Center as a prelude to the exhibition opening reception that evening.

The speakers include Dr. Georgia Strange, a professor and former director of the Lamarr Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, Dr. Roberta Lapucci, the Head of Conservation program at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy and Brett Shaheen, the owner of Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art in Cleveland, Ohio.

Guests will be able to take part in a question and answer session with all of the speakers.

Following the ARTalk, will be the opening reception for the annual BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition – the premier opportunity for BFA students to share the work they’ve produced while studying at BGSU. This year’s installment will feature multiple works in a wide variety of media from 63 student artists.

The opening reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a screening of animations and videos by digital arts students in room 204 of the Fine Arts Center, followed by the exhibition viewing in the galleries. The awards ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery.

The opening reception will be the first opportunity to see the show, and the many awards, including four new ones being presented. The newest awards include the Medici Circle Cup Best of BFA Show Award, two awards sponsored by Tom and Jane Vanden Eynden for Art Education and Photography students, and the Mark Borsz Memorial Scholarship.

The exhibition will run from March 22 – April 6 in the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries at BGSU.

MARCH 22, 2014
Where Next?: The Future of Art (School/Work/World)
Leading art educators and professionals discuss the futures facing our graduating students
FAC 204, 4-5:30 p.m.

BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition
Dorothy Uber Bryan & Willard Wankelman Galleries
Opening Reception: March 22, 6:30-9 p.m.
The final show for students graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a juried selection of art in all media that showcases a cohesive and accomplished body of work by each of these talented young artists.

4:00-5:30pm – ARTalks Where Next?: The Future of Art (School/Work/World) Leading art educators and professionals discuss futures facing graduates 204 FAC
6:30pm – Video/Animation Screening 204 FAC
7-8:30pm – SOA Opening Reception, Bryan and Wankelman Galleries
8pm – Awards Presentation


Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH

BGSU Fine Arts Galleries

From contemporary exhibitions, to faculty and student shows, the Fine Arts Center Galleries at BGSU offer the community numerous opportunities to view work by some of the most talented and successful artists in the region.

Gallery Hours during school year exhibitions:
Tues – Sat: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thurs: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m
Special times can be arranged for groups or classes by appointment.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Nathan, gallery director, at galleries@bgsu.edu.

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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