PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Museum of Art, in cooperation with WSU Spokane, will present a sampling of work by this year’s MFA candidates from the WSU Department of Fine Arts in an exhibit that opens next week in Spokane.
“The Fine Arts Graduate Thesis Exhibition” will be on display May 11-27 in the Interdisciplinary Design Institute Gallery at WSU Spokane’s Riverpoint Higher Education Park.
The artists in the exhibition, Jessie Bukrey, Mitch Cope, Hasaan Kirkland, Peggy Sue McRae and Liz Obert, will receive their master of fine arts degrees from WSU this year. The featured pieces are selections from work presented in completion of their degrees, and include mixed media installation, paintings, photography and sculpture.
The exhibition at the WSU Riverpoint campus in Spokane is part of a larger plan to take Museum of Art programs to branch campus locations throughout the state. Last February, the museum collaborated with WSU Tri-Cities to present an exhibition at the campus in Richland. Future exhibitions are planned at WSU Vancouver and in Seattle, as well as additional exhibitions in Spokane.
The Interdisciplinary Design Institute Gallery is located in the Phase One Classroom Building, 668 N. Riverpoint Dr., at the Riverpoint Higher Education Park. Gallery hours are 8-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free parking available is available and the gallery is handicapped accessible.
For program information, call the Museum of Art, 509/335-1910. For directions, call the IDI, 509/358-7920.
The WSU Museum of Art is funded in part 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 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that offers operating support to the nation’s museums.

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