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2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis & Art Faculty Exhibitions

Preview Reception: Wednesday, May 28, 6 – 8 p.m.
Exhibitions continue May 29 – June 15, 2014
Gallery Talk with Bethany McCamish, June 12, 12:30 p.m.

Receptions for Marylhurst University art students and faculty will be held concurrently in The Art Gym and the Mayer Building on Wednesday, May 28.  Both receptions are free and open to the public.

2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Bethany McCamish

Bethany McCamish was born in Portland, Ore.. She is receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art with a concentration in photography from Marylhurst University in June 2014. She will be continuing her education at Concordia University this summer working towards a Master of Arts in Teaching. McCamish's work has been included in various exhibitions including the 2011 Student Art Annual at the Archer Gallery in Vancouver, Wash. and Photolucida's Then. Now. Here. screenings throughout Portland.

McCamish has composed a series of large abstract color photographs called Possible Perspectives. Using her camera as the tool for blurring the urban environment and natural surroundings allows one to then see and therefore perceive the environment in a non-literal way. McCamish says, "Anytime our fundamental assumptions about time and space are altered we must occupy a less comfortable place in our mind, one that invites new conceptual approaches and in this case, new perceptions as well." Certain pieces from her thesis will also be presented at the Recent Graduates exhibition at Blackfish Gallery in Portland, Ore. in July.

Concurrently with the 2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, The Art Gym will present works by the Marylhurst University art faculty. Works by the following artists will be included in the exhibition.

Marlene Bauer
Brenden Clenaghen
Dennis Cunningham
Julia Henning- Dittmer
Laura Hughes
Lance Pynes
Rich Rollins
Paul Sutinen
Vicki Lynn Wilson

THE ART GYM is a program of the Department of Art & Interior Design at Marylhurst University.  It is located on the third floor of the B.P. John Administration Building on the Marylhurst University campus, 10 miles south of Portland, Oregon, on Highway 43.  In 2013, The Art Gym was awarded a $1.25 million challenge grant from The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation to endow the position of curator and director of The Art Gym.  The Art Gym programs are supported in part through grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Clackamas County Cultural Coalition, National Endowment for the Arts, and Oregon Cultural Trust, foundations, businesses and individuals.



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