Senior Art Exhibit at Cress Gallery

From the 2015 Cress Senior Thesis Exhibit

Each spring the Cress Gallery hosts the Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibitions, the capstone event of the creative research of students enrolled in the professional curriculum of the Department of Art at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.  This exhibition features students matriculating from the Department’s curricular concentration areas of Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing, Photography and Media Arts, and Sculpture.

The exhibition is organized into two “shows”

  • “Show One”

Opens Tuesday April 5, 2016

Artists’ talks begin at 4:30pm in the Auditorium of Cadek Hall, 725 Oak Street, 37403.

Public reception follows 5:30pm – 7:30pm Fine Arts Center lobby, 725 Vine Street, 37403. Exhibition dates April 5 – April 15, 2016.

  • “Show Two”

Opens Tuesday April 19, 2016

Artists’ talks begin at 4:30pm in the Auditorium of Cadek Hall, 725 Oak Street, 37403.

Public reception follows 5:30pm – 7:30pm Fine Arts Center lobby, 752 Vine Street, 37403. Exhibition dates April 19 – April 29, 2016.

Senior Art Exhibit at Cress Gallery

From the 2015 Cress Senior Thesis Exhibit

These students have each studied a minimum of four years. Their first two years provided grounding in skills and experience with materials, tools, and process. The final two years follow a mentored personal course. Art history and formal and critical theory are emphasized throughout. Students are also exposed to contemporary professional practice in the visual arts through the UTC Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series, opportunities provided by the UTC Department of Art, the student managed gallery Apothecary and its activities, a biennial trip to New York City, and the many visual arts and design lectures and events throughout the City of Chattanooga.

Advancing a position or proposition through research that results in a final expression as visual form, these student artists respond to the contexts of our contemporary world, its issues and challenges. Conceived in a wide range of materials from traditional to innovative, the work of these students is conceptually thought provoking and timely.

Student Artists in “Show One” are Kim Appeldoorn, Aly Butler, Brooke Craig, Kiley Gunter, Erin Hall, Julie Heavner, Leah Hoffman, Haley Martin, Kelly Norris, and Andy Qualls.

“Show Two” features Devin Caldwell, Zach Dugger, Moriah Geter, Morgan Hampton, Jessica Lowe, Kara Patrick, Anji Styles, Joshua Surrett, Megan Thompson, and Meri Wright.

Senior Exhibit Cress Gallery 2015

From the 2015 Cress Senior Thesis Exhibit

For each opening presentation and reception, visitors arriving after 4:00pm may park in lots: #10 (accessible via Vine, 5th, and Palmetto Sts.), #11 and #12 (Lupton Bldg. accessible via Vine St.), and #17 (Fine Arts Center accessible via Palmetto and Oak Sts.) View a map here: http://www.utc.edu/auxiliary-services/maps.php#map04 (please copy & paste the link into your browser if it is not active).

Gallery hours: 9:30 A.M – 4:30 P.M. Monday; 9:30 A.M – 7:30 P.M Tuesday – Friday; 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Saturday & Sunday. The Cress will also be closed during exhibition transition April 16 – 18.

Admission to the Cress, and all its events and programs, is free and open to all. For more information visit Cress Gallery’s website here, on facebook here or contact Ruth Grover ruth-grover@utc.edu.  

The Cress Gallery is located in the lobby of the UTC Fine Arts Center at 752 Vine Street where guides will be stationed for Cadek Hall and the opening night Artists’ Presentations located just a short walk away at 725 Oak Street.

During the run of the exhibitions, visitors after 5:00pm weekdays and on weekends may park in any UTC lot not marked “24 hour reserved”; before 5:00pm visitors may find street and metered parking outside the Fine Arts Center, or park in the 5th street parking garage and stroll or Engel Stadium and  ride the UTC Carta Shuttle that circulates campus.


Media Relations Contacts: Email Chuck Cantrell or call (423) 425-4363.
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