PULLMAN, Wash. — Works in ceramics, painting, sculpture and mixed media will be featured at the Fine Arts Graduate Thesis Exhibition April 12-May 11 at Washington State University’s Museum of Art.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held at 7 p.m., April 12, in the Fine Arts Center.

The exhibition includes works created by candidates for the Master of Fine Arts Degree. The artists are Julia Cardone, ceramics; Richard Kerr, painting; Nickolus Meisel, sculpture; Rafael Mendoza, sculpture; Nathan Orosco, sculpture; and Ann Porter, mixed media.

“The students created portals of imagination, each with their own bend,” says Keith Wells, associate curator at the museum. “Orosco’s work deals with cross-cultural consciousness and social stereotypes. Porter’s and Meisel’s works delve into whimsical sub worlds. Mendoza has created very culturally rich sculptural forms. Cardone creates a vortex by hanging her earth-toned, organic disks. Kerr builds visual vocabularies based on pop culture.”

The event is free and open to the public. The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. During Mom’s Weekend, the museum will be open the following hours: Friday, April 12, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, April 13, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, April 14, 1-5 p.m. The museum also will be open extended hours May 11 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information, contact Roslyn Wise, WSU Museum of Art, at (509) 335-1910.