Art exhibitions fill the Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art all season

10/03/14
Art exhibitions at the Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art on the Fort Hays State University campus will not only feature the artwork of college students throughout the 2014-2015 season, but the work of faculty, high school students and members of the Kansas Artist Craftsmen Association.

All art exhibitions in the gallery are open to the public. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The gallery is located in Rarick Hall, room 102.

Oct. 17-Nov. 8
The gallery will feature works from members of the Kansas Artist Craftsmen Association. Original pieces from members of the association will be in an art auction from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, at Rock Haven Spa, Hays. The closing reception is 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.

Nov. 14-Dec. 5
Annual Art Faculty Exhibition. The closing reception is 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.

Jan. 3-23
Katrina Florell, Hays, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, ceramics. The closing reception is 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23.

Feb. 6-20
The International Interior Design Association Student Chapter's exhibition theme this year is "Glamping," which is "glamorous camping," said Charmion Arthur, instructor of art and design. The gallery will be turned into a campsite with a dinning room, kitchen, bedroom and more. The interior design students work together on the collaborated theme but each design their own sections. The reception is 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6.

Feb. 27-March 13
Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. The reception is 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27.

April 3-17
Each year for the Annual Student Honors Exhibition, art and design students have their artwork selected by a professional peer from another institution and awards are given in the form of scholarships. The reception is 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 3.

April 8
At the Annual High School Art Exhibition, roughly 1,200 Kansas high school students from 75-90 schools setup booths to display their artwork, said Lee Powers, associate professor of art and design. It is a one-day event where student work is juried by retired FHSU art faculty. Students also attend workshops and create sidewalk chalk art outside of Rarick Hall. The exhibition is from 8-10 a.m. in the Gross Memorial Coliseum.

April 24-May 17
Tricha Wiese, Hays, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, intermedia. The reception is 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, April 24.

June 12-July 3
Debi Cox, Wichita, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, ceramics. The reception is 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 12. Cox currently has three works celebrating the Day of the Dead at Topeka's Dia de los Muertos Citywide Festival from Oct. 3 to Nov. 2.

July 10-24
Josh Novak, Omaha, Neb., Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, ceramics. The reception is 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 10.

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