PULLMAN, Wash. — The annual Fine Arts Graduate Thesis Exhibition at the Washington State University Museum of Art opens with a reception Monday, April 6.
The 7:30 p.m. program will recognize 12 artists who soon will earn their Master of Fine Arts degrees. They are: Chris Andrus, Ray Lynn Cooper, Patrick Despres, Rob Droessler, Catherine Ellender, Cynthia Gott, Jiayi Ling, Ron Medina, Tom Nelson, Lilli Riley, Chris Sharp and Keith Wells.
The exhibit will feature a range of media, including ceramics, sculpture, painting and drawing. “The diversity of artistic style represented in this exhibition demonstrates a commitment to individual expression,” said Christopher Watts, WSU Fine Arts chair. “The range of imagery speaks to a desire by the faculty to provide an open educational and artistic environment out of which the individual artist is able to find his or her unique voice.”
The exhibit continues until May 9. The Museum of Art is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday, and 1-5 p.m. on weekends.
Funding for exhibitions and programs is provided by WSU and the Friends of the Museum of Art. A portion of the museum’s general operating funds for the fiscal year has been provided through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that offers general operating support to the nation’s museums.

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