Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition begins April 8

The Washington State University Museum of Art, in collaboration with the fine arts department, will present The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, April 8-May 8. The exhibit will feature an opening reception beginning at 7 p.m. on April 8.

MFA student candidates will present works from a variety of media including drawing, mixed-media, painting, photography and sculpture. The exhibit will feature works covering a wide range of subject matter, content, and styles.

This year’s group of MFA candidates includes Roxann Burger, drawing; Roark T. Congdon, sculpture; Scott Hagel, painting; Tia-Maria Holler, mixed-media; Jason Lascu, sculpture; Nathan Lunstrum, photography; and Danella Thompson, sculpture.

“The MFA students have spent two years working hard to get to this point, and I think I speak for everyone involved when I say it’s been a long road, but the exhibit clearly illustrates our hard work here at WSU,” said Lascu, a native of Cleveland and a sculptor since 1999.

“The strength of the fine arts department and the MFA program is we don’t have a certain style. Each student is allowed to shine on their own — find their own path,” said Chris Watts, a professor in the fine arts department and this year’s graduate advisor.

Funding for the museum exhibitions and programs for the fiscal year is provided by the Friends of the Museum of Art. Visit the WSU Museum of Art Web Site at

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