Each semester, UMass Lowell art and design students preparing to graduate share their best work with the public in a BFA Exhibition. The BFA Spring 2019 Exhibition is on through May 18 in several locales on campus and is one of the largest ever mounted at UML.
The BFA candidates showing their work include Katie Barry, Reggie Blanchard, Ashley Brown, MJ Connell, Erik Dane, Meagan DeSalvo, Andrew Fournier, Sabrina Fullam, Sarah Gibbons, Adam Elbayoumi Gill, Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Harrigan, Freddie Higgins, Gergana Ivanova, Breanne S. Kindred, Autumn Markey, Meghan Alexandera McCann, Anna McCarthy, Cullen McManus, Hannah Munroe, Lindsey M. Napolitano, Hayley Norman, Jenna Olander, Sharitza Pardo, Melanie Patriquin, Gabriella Pucciarelli, Julia Renaghan, Gus Sajisevi, Julien Saliba, Julia Shifrin, Steve Simoes, Erica Stephen, Erik Swider, Dhahran Velasquez-Channer, Sheila Vo, Nina Vogelsang, Jeffery Wadding, Ami Walker and Cameron Walsh.
Their projects include app design, augmented reality, interactive installations, mixed media, motion graphics, painting, performance art, photography, sculpture, 3-D animation, video documentation, virtual reality and web design.
The Art and Design Capstone is a yearlong process in which students explore new materials, investigate diverse concepts and cultivate new ideas. They work with art and design faculty members who encourage a personal-growth mindset that empowers each student to create a personal vision and bring it into the world.
The public is invited to explore the diverse projects on display in the University Gallery, the Mahoney Gallery and the Mahoney hallways, located on UMass Lowell's South Campus at 870 Broadway St., as well as in the Dugan critique space and Dugan basement hallways, 883 Broadway St. The buildings are across the street from each other. A reception will be held Thursday, May 9, 5-7 p.m., in University Gallery and Dugan Hall, basement level. For info, visit https://www.uml.edu/FAHSS/Art/Galleries-Exhibitions/University-Gallery.
SILKEN WONDERS >> — The New England Quilt Museum, Shattuck Street, Lowell, presents "In Praise of Silk," its latest show, on view through Aug. 4. The show spans three centuries of quiltmaking using this favorite fabric, and includes silk quilts and gowns from UNH's Irma Bowen Textile Collection. In addition, a selection of silk quilts from the museum's permanent collection is on view in the Donahue Gallery. Visit www.neqm.org for details.
LATE NIGHT FUN >> — Enjoy the MFA Boston's latest MFA Late Nites special event May 10-11, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Music, dancing, food, drinks and art activities abound for night owls looking for late-night fun. Admission of $15 for non-members and $12 for members at www.mfa.org.