The artwork of WestConn’s four recent visual arts graduates varies widely in style and theme, from botanical illustrations and seascapes reminiscent of 19th century impressionism to large geometric patterns and abstract paintings. There is a common denominator in their thesis work, however, in how the program challenged artists to really dig deep when creating art.
The results will be on display at the Blue Mountain Gallery in New York’s Chelsea arts district from June 21 to July 9 with an opening reception on Thursday, June 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. The MFA thesis exhibition concludes an intensive two-year program in this degree that most artists obtain to begin as visual arts professionals. Degrees are available in painting, illustration, and interdisciplinary visual art.